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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mischievous prank or antic; a caper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fuss, a row.
  • n. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
  • adv. Common misspelling of ditto.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An old story.
  • n. A caper; a prank; a trick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin unknown. The "trick" sense might come from the trick of Dido, queen of Carthage, who, having bought as much land as a hide would cover, is said to have cut it into thin strips long enough to enclose a spot for a citadel. (Wiktionary)

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