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How did “cutting a dido” originate?

May 4, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Language

This phrase means to play the mischief, to cut up, to cut capers. In some sections of the United States dance a dido is used instead of cut a dido. Dido as applied to a caper, trick, antic or extravagant action is an Americanism of unknown origin, having thus far baffled all etymological research. Efforts …