noun, plural dai·sies.
- daisy bush,
- daisy chain,
- daisy cutter,
- daisy fleabane,
- daisy ham
Origin of daisy
Examples from the Web for daisy
Even the valor of tragedy is denied to Daisy, “a woman born with a voice that lacks a tragic register.”
The ad begins with a young girl counting the petals she is pulling off a daisy.
The odd (though beautiful) pair here is Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were a hit on the vaudeville circuit.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A helping of free PR, all while skillfully avoiding the exorbitant day rate of British fashion model Daisy Lowe.
Instead of sleeping with them, however, Joffrey forces Ros to beat Daisy with a whip… and then a giant club.
I went over to where Daisy stood, by the edge of the flower-bed.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
But by this time Jasmine had torn the envelope open, and was oblivious to all Daisy's comments.
Daisy was, perhaps, in all particulars younger than her years.
It was Anne's foolish speech to Daisy, saying she would kill her, that gave him the idea.A Coin of Edward VII|Fergus Hume
Stone started it again with a cracking two-bagger, and, when Eliot poked a daisy cutter into right, Ben scored on it.Rival Pitchers of Oakdale|Morgan Scott
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