noun \ˌder-iŋ-ˈdü, ˌde-riŋ-\

: brave acts : behavior that requires courage

Full Definition of DERRING-DO

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

Origin 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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