Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fears nothing and will attempt anything; a reckless fellow; a desperado.
- Characteristic of or appropriate to a daredevil; reckless; inconsiderately rash and venturesome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A reckless fellow. Also used adjectively.
- adj. presumptuously daring
- n. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
“Clam was a dare-devil, but Nelson was a reckless maniac.”
“No more are the free-and-easy, dare-devil days, when fortunes were made in fast runs and lucky ventures, not alone for owners, but for captains as well.”
“Yet given the nature of the 1920s, when the spotlight of fame moved quickly and shone brightly -- illuminating ball players, flag pole sitters, and dare-devil pilots — it was fitting that Capone might give in to vanity.”
“If Cato had been the dare-devil leaping the gorge, Robert was the lip of the land, awful far off and crumbling underneath the boy hitting ground, Cato whooping it up even as he was slipping, the crowd clapping, too, because they were always on his side, likely squinting, wishing hard he'd make it but afraid to look, everybody failing everybody else.”
“Sanchez led the dare-devil 21km descent and the three finished with enough gap for the defending champ to take the lead by about 8 seconds.”
“Dimitry is a social butterfly, very independent, very friendly, and very much a dare-devil.”
“More on her dare-devil mission to Kosovo: The dictum around the Oval Office in the '90s, she added, was: "If a place was too dangerous, too poor or too small, send the first lady.”
“Below, see footage and photos of the balloon thought to be carrying Falcon Heene, as well as footage of his dare-devil, reality TV-staring family.”
“Loved the moves...but will stick my neck out n say ur vlog in a shy posture where u talk literature is slightly better than these dare-devil types.”
“Only a dare-devil type of man would risk finding out what diseases these women have on board.”
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