from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Audacious and gallant; spirited.
  • adjective Marked by showy elegance; splendid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Performed with or at a dash; impetuous; spirited: as, a dashing charge.
  • Showy; brilliant: as, a dashing fellow.
  • Ostentatious; bold; dashy.

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

  • adjective Bold; spirited; showy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Spirited, audacious and full of high spirits.
  • adjective Chic, fashionable.
  • verb Present participle of dash.
  • noun The action of the verb to dash.

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

  • adjective lively and spirited
  • adjective marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners


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