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devil-may-care

[ dev-uh l-mey-kair ]SEE DEFINITION OF devil-may-care

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The Texan with his devil-may-care ways that masked the real character of him.

The devil-may-care spirit was always a great factor with the men.

What a jaunty, ugly, devil-may-care set of fellows they were!

He was a devil-may-care 43 Irishman, brimful of the virtues and the vices of his race.

You may know them by their saucy, chiding, devil-may-care hum.

They absorb, without volition, their part of the atmosphere of devil-may-care.

She was thinking of Beefy—dear, kind-hearted, devil-may-care, old Beefy.

Did you catch the compliment of this devil-may-care youngster who is in the trap with us?

Why had she left her convent, if not at the instigation of the merry-eyed, devil-may-care Bindo?

Just a devil-may-care bunch that raises hell when it strikes town.

WORD ORIGIN

1837 (but suggested in other forms by 1793).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEVIL-MAY-CARE

desperate

adjectivereckless, outrageous
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