See also: ADO, Ado, adó, and -ado

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ado ‎(uncountable)

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

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Usage notesEdit

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Apocopic form of adolescent.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ado m, f ‎(plural ados)

  1. (colloquial) teen, teenager
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