dare devil

daredevil

[dair-dev-uhl]
noun
1.
a recklessly daring person.
adjective
2.
recklessly daring.

Origin:
1785–95; dare + devil

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daredevil (ˈdɛəˌdɛvəl)
 
n
1.  a recklessly bold person
 
adj
2.  reckless; daring; bold
 
'daredevilry
 
n
 
'daredeviltry
 
n

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daredevil
1794 (n.) "recklessly daring person," from dare (v.) + devil. The devil might refer to the person, or the sense might be "one who dares the devil (cf. scarecrow, cutthroat).
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