Daresay—is it one word or two?
Here’s a crazy little thing that you might not know: it’s one word. Yes, that’s right. It’s one of those words you don’t hear all that often anymore, but it’s a lot of fun. I always picture myself saying it with a very proper British accent, and it makes me smile. But because it’s not used a lot, you may not have seen it in print and might not realize that it’s actually one word.
Here’s a snippet from Merriam-Webster’s free dictionary:
: venture to say : think probable—used in pres. 1st singular
: agree,suppose—used in pres. 1st singular
Origin of DARESAY
Middle English (I) dar sayen I venture to say
First Known Use: 13th century (transitive sense)
And here are some examples of daresay from books:
I daresay it’s a fun little bit of trivia for the morning. 🙂
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