ado

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See also: ADO, Ado, adó, and -ado

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Northern Middle English at do (to do), supine of Middle English do, don (to do), see do. Influenced by Old Norse practice of marking supines using the preposition at, att (compare Danish at gå "to go"). More at at, do

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Noun[edit]

ado (uncountable)

  1. trouble; troublesome business; fuss
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
      Probably a crab would be filled with a sense of personal outrage if it could hear us class it without ado or apology as a crustacean, and thus dispose of it. “I am no such thing,” it would say; “I am myself, myself alone.”

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Usage notes[edit]

Ado is mostly used in set phrases, such as without further ado or much ado about nothing.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apocopic form of adolescent.

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Noun[edit]

ado m, f (plural ados)

  1. (colloquial) teen, teenager