Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A reckless fellow. Also used adjectively.

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

  • adjective presumptuously daring
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

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Examples

  • 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.

    A CLASSIC OF THE SEA

  • Clam was a dare-devil, but Nelson was a reckless maniac.

    Chapter 9

  • 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."

    Looks like Hillary's foreign policy credentials are based on one speech she made in 1995

  • 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.

    Becoming Al Capone

  • 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."

    Looks like Hillary's foreign policy credentials are based on one speech she made in 1995

  • Dimitry is a social butterfly, very independent, very friendly, and very much a dare-devil.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • 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.

    Becoming Al Capone

  • 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.

    Comes After Cato

  • 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.

    Becoming Al Capone

  • 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.

    Contador in yellow as Schleck suffers untimely mechanical at the Tour. France’s Voeckler wins the stage.

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