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Definition of "dodo" []

  • A large, clumsy, flightless bird (Raphus cucullatus), formerly of the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, that has been extinct since the late 17th century. (noun)
  • Informal One who is out-of-date, as in dress or ideas. (noun)
  • Informal A stupid person; an idiot. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dodo" in a sentence
  • "This previously unpublished drawing of a dodo is an important and interesting addition to the known images of this iconic extinct bird."
  • "Anyway, back to the dodos, the dodo is the “star” of the article about extinct birds at Wikipedia and the Coat of arms of Mauritius has a dodo!"
  • "He keeps six lovers, a time-travelling pet dodo from the past and a constantly inebriated brain."