Etymology
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to-do (n.)

1570s, from the verb phrase to do, from Old English to don "proper or necessary to be done" (see to + do). Meaning "disturbance, fuss" is first recorded 1827. Similar formation in French affaire, from à "to" + faire "do."

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of to-do from WordNet

to-do (n.)
a disorderly outburst or tumult;
Synonyms: disturbance / disruption / commotion / flutter / hurly burly / hoo-ha / hoo-hah / kerfuffle
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

Dictionary entries near to-do

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