dashing etymology

English word dashing comes from English dash

Detailed word origin of dashing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dash English (eng) (Nigeria, and, Liberia) A bribe or gratuity; a gift. (by extension) The longer of the two symbols of Morse code.. (colloquial) Also used to refer to a hyphen or minus sign.. (dated, euphemistic) A stand-in for a censored word, like "Devil" or "damn". (Compare deuce.). (typography) Any of the following symbols: ‒ (figure dash), – (en dash), — (em dash), or ― (horizontal bar).. A dashboard.. A [...]
dashing English (eng) Chic, fashionable.. Spirited, audacious and full of high spirits. The action of the verb to dash.