- Commotion or fuss, especially over a trifle.
- Trouble or difficulty.
Middle english: shortening of at do, from old english on dæġ, literally "on day".
- There was a lot of ado about nothing.
- He caused a great ado when he broke the vase.
- There was much ado about the new dress.
- There is no need for so much ado over a small mistake.
- He made a great ado about his new car.