daredevil









daredevil


noun

  1. a recklessly daring person.

adjective

  1. recklessly daring.

noun

  1. a recklessly bold person

adjective

  1. reckless; daring; bold
n.

1794, “recklessly daring person,” from dare (v.) + devil (n.). The devil might refer to the person, or the sense might be “one who dares the devil (cf. scarecrow, pickpocket, cutthroat). As an adjective, from 1832.

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