1. [mid–late 17C; 20C+] (also doo) a success; esp. in phr. make a do of
2. [early 19C] (Uk Und.) a (street) robbery.
3. [19C+] a fraud, a swindle; a (practical) joke.
4. [early 19C+] a party, a celebration, a dinner etc, often reasonably formal.
5. [mid-19C] a confidence trickster.
6. [mid-19C] (US) noise, confusion.
7. [late 19C] a cup of coffee.
8. [late 19C+] a period of suffering, usu. physical, e.g. I’ve had a rotten do today.
9. [1900s] (Aus.) any criminal activity.
10. [1910s+] an attack, a gang fight; in weak use, an argument.
11. [1930s+] (also doo) excrement, usu. animal; also attrib. (and fig.).
12. [1960s–70s] (drugs) a shot or measure of a narcotic drug.
13. [1960s+] (US black/campus) a haircut.
14. [1960s+] (US black, also doo) straightened hair; as v., to straighten.
15. [1970s] (US black) an Afro hairstyle.
16. [1990s+] (US) a business, an organization.
[20C+] (US) to do what is necessary, to do what one must do.
1. [1950s+] (US black/campus) to have sexual intercourse.
2. [1990s+] to pass time.
3. [1990s+] (US campus) to do a necessary task.
[1940s] (Aus.) to suffer a bout of veneral disease.
[mid-19C+] to succeed at, to ‘make a go’ of.