DIDO

What Does DIDO Mean?

When used in chat forums or in texting, DIDO is a shortened version of DIDDO, which derives from "Ditto (i.e., Same Again)". Ditto is a typographic symbol indicating that the text is the same as the text immediately above. For example:

American writing conventions
British        "             "

"Ditto" originates from the Latin word dictus ("having been said").

"Ditto" is often used as a reply to "I love you." The use of "ditto" as a reply to "I love you" was popularized by Patrick Swayze (Sam) in the film "Ghost" (1990).

To Cut a Dido

The noun "dido" can mean (1) fun or amusement or (2) a prank or practical joke. It is often seen with the verb "to cut." For example:
  • He cut a dido at the party.
  • (He carried out a prank at the party.)

Summary of Key Points

"Ditto (i.e. same again)" is the most common definition for DIDO on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
DIDO
Definition:Ditto (i.e. same again)
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write DIDO, I mean this:

meaning of DIDO
The use of "ditto" as a reply to "I love you" was popularized by the 1990 film Ghost.

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Examples of DIDO in Sentences

Here is an example of DIDO being used in a conversation:
  • Tony: I love you, darling.
  • Jordan: DIDO
  • Tony: Just say "I love you" back!

An Academic Look at DIDO

DIDO represents the typographic symbol ". In other words, it is a punctuation mark.

When dido means fun or practical joke (e.g., he cut a dido), then it is a common noun.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have said "ditto" or "same again" instead of DIDO.

Example of DIDO Used in a Text

DIDO

See Also

DIDDO (ditto (i.e. same again)) 143 (I love you (the number of letters in each word)) 831 (I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)) BILY (because I love you) ILU (I love you) ILU2 (I love you too) ILY (I love you) ILYL (I love you lots) Using the punctuation symbols