daredevil

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Etymology[edit]

From dare +‎ devil. Attested from 1794 as a noun ("recklessly daring person" dare (v.) + devil (n.)), and from 1832 as an adjective.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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.
    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.
    The climatic scene of Rebel without a Cause is the group of very daredevil teens playing chicken.

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