Definitions

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

  • n. Daring or reckless action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Valiant deeds in desperate times.
  • n. Brave and adventurous, often reckless actions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. brave and heroic deeds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See daring-do.

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

  • n. brave and heroic feats

Etymologies

Misinterpretation of earlier derrynge do, misprint of Late Middle English dorryng do, daring to do, from Middle English durring don, daring to do : durring, present participle of durren, to dare (from Old English durran; see dare) + don, to do; see do1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English daring to do. (Wiktionary)

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