Definitions

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  • verb US, dialect dares.

Etymologies

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Possibly from darest or from dass ("to dare")

Examples

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  • To dare to do; the opposite of dasn't. Can't remember where I've run across it though.

    October 16, 2008

  • In Persian, dast is the word for hand. (dast-e-chap/ left hand).

    October 16, 2008

  • My first awareness of dast and dasn't in print was the L'il Abner comic strip, but it was used commonly in the South during my childhood.

    October 16, 2008

  • Been a big day on the Persian front, frogapplicator.

    October 16, 2008

  • I'm confused, bilby. Are you referring to the Persian-speaking fan who commented on my 10/15 strip?

    October 16, 2008

  • Mostly :-) And my two visitors and I decided we'd make an attempt at Persian cuisine for dinner on Saturday.

    October 16, 2008

  • Just remember when you're cooking, bilby: One man's Mede is another man's Persian.

    October 17, 2008

  • Excellent, 'vum, excellent.

    October 18, 2008

  • I just saw this word in use for the first time today, in an excerpt from "The Death of a Salesman," which I haven't read yet.

    October 18, 2008

  • Oh, read it! Or better yet, see it! Attention must be paid. :-)

    October 18, 2008