derring–do

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

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


DERRING–DO Defined for English Language Learners

derring–do

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

Definition of derring–do for English Language Learners

  • : brave acts : behavior that requires courage

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