noun, plural dai·sies.
Origin of daisy
Related Words for daisiescoward, crybaby, pushover, blemish, blotch, mole, milksop, wimp, namby-pamby, baby, pantywaist, chicken, cuckold, pansy, wuss, jellyfish, caitiff, loser, schlemiel, sissy
Examples from the Web for daisies
Contemporary Examples of daisies
No Emmas, no Ishmaels, no Pips, no Daisies (Miller or Buchanan).What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
Skied three days on the daisies (and a bit of snow) and then left for the hot glorious desert, horses, tennis, swimming.Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight
Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn
October 27, 2013
I pluck the daisies as they grow, and take them home,' said the old woman after a short silence. 'Charles Dickens' Enduring Insights on Human Loss and Suffering
February 18, 2013
Historical Examples of daisies
Before her is a meadow of rich herbage, covered with daisies.Modern Painters Volume II (of V)
But he threw me off his shoulders in a huff, among the daisies and the cyclamens.
But the Field of poppies and daisies begins to sway as under a gale.
All remembered the little brown hat with its wreath of daisies.
"There'll be daisies growing on her grave by this time," said Pete softly.The Manxman
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for daisy
Old English dægesege, from dæges eage "day's eye," because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk. (See day (n.) + eye (n.)). In Medieval Latin it was solis oculus "sun's eye." As a female proper name said to have been originally a pet form of Margaret (q.v.).
Daisy-cutter first attested 1791, originally of horses that trot with low steps; later of cricket (1889) and baseball hits that skim along the ground. Daisy-chain in the "group sex" sense is attested from 1941. Pushing up daisies "dead" is attested from 1918, but variants with the same meaning go back to 1842.
In addition to the idiom beginning with daisy
- daisy chain
- fresh as a daisy
- push up daisies