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devil-may-care

[dev-uh l-mey-kair] /ˈdɛv əl meɪˈkɛər/
adjective
1.
reckless; careless; rollicking.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95
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British Dictionary definitions for devil-may-care

devil-may-care

adjective
1.
careless or reckless; happy-go-lucky: a devil-may-care attitude
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Word Origin and History for devil-may-care
adj.

1837 (but suggested in other forms by 1793).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for devil-may-care

devil-may-care

adjective

Reckless; cavalier: a devil-maycare insouciance (1790s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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