adjective \ˈderf\

Definition of derf


  1. :  bold, daring

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Origin and Etymology of derf

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse djarfr bold; akin to Old English deorfan to labor, perish, Old Saxon derƀi strong, Old Frisian derve bold, Armenian derbuk rough, stiff, Lithuanian dìrbti to work; basic meaning: to work

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a trip made at another's expense

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