daredevil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dare +‎ devil

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛədɛvəl/, [ˈdɛədɛvəɫ]
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Noun[edit]

daredevil (plural daredevils)

  1. A person who engages in very risky behavior, especially one who is motivated by a craving for excitement or attention. [from 1794]
    Synonyms: adrenaline junkie, adventurer, thrill-seeker
    Even as a youngster, Steven was a bit of a daredevil riding up homemade wooden ramps on his BMX.

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Adjective[edit]

daredevil (comparative more daredevil, superlative most daredevil)

  1. Recklessly bold; adventurous. [from 1832]
    The climatic scene of “Rebel without a Cause” is the group of very daredevil teens playing chicken.

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Verb[edit]

daredevil (third-person singular simple present daredevils, present participle daredevilling or (US) daredeviling, simple past and past participle daredevilled or (US) daredeviled)

  1. (intransitive) To behave in a reckless, adventurous, or physically risky manner