dashing

adjective
dash·​ing | \ ˈda-shiŋ How to pronounce dashing (audio) \

Definition of dashing

1 : marked by vigorous action : spirited a dashing young horse
2 : marked by smartness especially in dress and manners

Other Words from dashing

dashingly \ ˈda-​shiŋ-​lē How to pronounce dashing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of dashing in a Sentence

She married a dashing young lawyer from the city. a brave and dashing soldier The actor cuts a dashing figure as a young Jack Kennedy.
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First Known Use of dashing

circa 1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dashing was circa 1697

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“Dashing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dashing. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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dashing

adjective
dash·​ing | \ ˈda-shiŋ \

Kids Definition of dashing

: very attractive The groom looked dashing in his tuxedo.

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