of a man or a man's appearance : attractive and impressive in a way that shows confidence

Full Definition of DASHING

:  marked by vigorous action :  spirited <a dashing young horse>
:  marked by smartness especially in dress and manners
dash·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DASHING

  1. She married a dashing young lawyer from the city.
  2. a brave and dashing soldier
  3. The actor cuts a dashing figure as a young Jack Kennedy.

First Known Use of DASHING

circa 1697

Rhymes with DASHING


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