Definitions

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

  • noun Daring or reckless action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See daring-do.

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

  • noun brave and heroic deeds.

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

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

  • noun brave and heroic feats

Etymologies

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

[Misinterpretation of earlier derrynge do, daring to do, misprint of Late Middle English dorryng do, from Middle English durring don : durring, present participle of durren, to dare (from Old English durran; see dare) + don, to do; see do.]

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From Middle English daring to do.

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