devil-may-care

adjective
dev·​il-may-care | \ ˌde-vᵊl-(ˌ)mā-ˈker How to pronounce devil-may-care (audio) \

Definition of devil-may-care

: easygoing, carefree a devil-may-care attitude

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First Known Use of devil-may-care

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of devil-may-care was in 1837

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“Devil-may-care.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devil-may-care. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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devil-may-care

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of devil-may-care

: relaxed and without worry

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