Etymology
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dodo (n.)

1620s, massive, flightless, defenseless bird (Didus ineptus) of Mauritius island, said to be from Portuguese doudo "fool, simpleton," an insult applied by Portuguese sailors to the awkward creatures. The last record of a living one is from July 1681. Applied in English to stupid persons by 1886. Compare booby.

updated on September 26, 2018

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Definitions of dodo from WordNet

dodo (n.)
someone whose style is out of fashion;
Synonyms: fogy / fogey / fossil
dodo (n.)
extinct heavy flightless bird of Mauritius related to pigeons;
Synonyms: Raphus cucullatus
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