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From dair (dare) +‎ -ous.

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dairous (comparative more dairous, superlative most dairous)

  1. (Britain, archaic, dialectal, Devon) bold; daring
    • 1867, Jim and Nell: a dramatic poem in the dialect of North Devon:
      “Jim, we'll jist ha' a dash-an-darras.” “No, Voord, 't'll mak' en auver dairous, I want ha' Nelly dered.”

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