ado


ado

noun

  1. busy activity; bustle; fuss.

noun

  1. bustling activity; fuss; bother; delay (esp in the phrases without more ado, with much ado)

abbreviation for

  1. accumulated day off
n.

late 14c., “conflict, fighting; difficulty, trouble,” compounded from at do, dialectal in Norse influenced areas of England for to do, as some Scandinavian languages used at with infinitive of a verb where Modern English uses to. For sense development, cf. to-do. Meaning “fuss” is from early 15c. Also used in Middle English for “dealings, traffic,” and “sexual intercourse” (both c.1400).

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