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dashing

[dash-ing] /ˈdæʃ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
energetic and spirited; lively:
a dashing hero.
2.
elegant and gallant in appearance and manner:
a dashing young cavalry officer.
3.
showy; stylish.
Origin
1800-1805
1800-05; dash1 + -ing2
Related forms
dashingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dashingly

dashing

/ˈdæʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
spirited; lively a dashing young man
2.
stylish; showy a dashing hat
Derived Forms
dashingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dashingly

dashing

adj.

1801, "given to cutting a dash" (1786), which was a colloquial expression for "acting brilliantly," from dash (n.) in the sense of "showy appearance," which is attested from 1715. The sense of "splashing" is recorded from mid-15c.

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