derring-do

noun
der·​ring-do | \ ˌder-iŋ-ˈdü How to pronounce derring-do (audio) , ˌde-riŋ- \

Definition of derring-do

: daring action : daring deeds of derring-do

First Known Use of derring-do

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for derring-do

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

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“Derring-do.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/derring-do. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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derring-do

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English Language Learners Definition of derring-do

old-fashioned + humorous : brave acts : behavior that requires courage

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