ado

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See also: ADO, adó, and -ado

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ado ‎(uncountable)

  1. Doing; trouble; difficulty; troublesome business; fuss; bustle; as, to make a great ado about trifles.

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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