derring-do

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

Definition of derring-do

: daring action : daring
  • deeds of derring-do

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Origin and Etymology of derring-do

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


DERRING-DO Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of derring-do for English Language Learners

  • : brave acts : behavior that requires courage


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