dashing

[ dash-ing ]
/ ˈdæʃ ɪŋ /

adjective

energetic and spirited; lively: a dashing hero.
elegant and gallant in appearance and manner: a dashing young cavalry officer.
showy; stylish.

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Origin of dashing

First recorded in 1800–05; dash1 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM dashing

dash·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dashing

dashing
/ (ˈdæʃɪŋ) /

adjective

spirited; livelya dashing young man
stylish; showya dashing hat

Derived forms of dashing

dashingly, adverb
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