Definition of do-si-do in English:
noun (plural do-si-dos)
(In country dancing) a figure in which two dancers pass round each other back to back and return to their original positions.
- Not only will we not be cheek-to-cheek, you will not get so much as a do-si-do.
- If the articles do not reveal awareness of relevant prior work, then they are unlikely to constitute a step forward in our scholarly do-si-do.
- With a half-dozen pupils in the field, he's constantly being passed, do-si-do, from partner to partner on the range.
verb[no object] Back to top
Dance a do-si-do: a hundred flushed women were do-si-doing to the music
More example sentences
- More than 500 children from the borough's primary schools do-si-doed to their hearts' content at the annual folk dance festival last Wednesday.
- At last, she spoke, as they do-si-doed and began to weave in and out with the other couples.
- They were avid square-dancers, often do-si-doing with fellow church members.
1920s (originally US): alteration of dos-à-dos.
Definition of do-si-do in:
- US English dictionary