Advertisement

Definition of "derring" [der•ring]

  • Daring; warlike (adjective)

Wiktionary.org : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "derring" in a sentence
  • "Phillips spent two years as a Jewish war refugee in England, wondering if her parents were still alive, and ultimately escaping to the U.S. with the kind of derring-do you might find in Señorita Rio, an immigrant turned spy who became Phillips's most celebrated comic creation."
  • "All of which confirmed my conclusion that they were under the misapprehension which has sustained me for a lifetime - they truly believed my heroic reputation, and thought I was the kind of derring-do idiot who'd answer the call of duty and danger like a good 'un, itching to fight the good fight."
  • "But I imagined myself not getting a tattoo at twenty-eight; time passes; by the age of thirty-five, I would (I imagined) no longer have the youthful derring-do to go ahead and get the tattoo."