Definitions for do-si-doˈdoʊ siˈdoʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a figure in square dancing, in which two persons advance, pass around each other back to back, and return to their places.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of do-si-do:
< F dos-à-dos back to back
a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places
Do-si-do, dosado, or dos-à-dos is a basic dance step in such dances as square dance, contra dance, polka, various historical dances, and some reels. The term is a corruption of the original French term dos-à-dos for the dance move, which means "back to back", as opposed to "vis-à-vis" which means "face to face". It is probably the most well-known call in square dancing aside from, perhaps, "Promenade".
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