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derring–do

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noun der·ring–do \ˌder-iŋ-ˈdü, ˌde-riŋ-\

Simple Definition of derring–do

  • : brave acts : behavior that requires courage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of derring–do

  1. :  daring action :  daring <deeds of derring–do>

Origin and Etymology of derring–do

Middle English dorring don daring to do, from dorring (gerund of dorren to dare) + don to do


First Known Use: 1579


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