English: what does derring-do mean?

Tutoring English, new vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions derring-do.

derring-do (noun):

boldness; decisive bravery.

Jumping the mud puddle in his white suit was an act of derring-do.

Source:

Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

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