devil-may-care
devil-may-care devil-may-care adj. 1. cheerfully irresponsible.

Syn: carefree, happy-go-lucky, harum-scarum, slaphappy. [WordNet 1.5]

2. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness.

Syn: raffish, rakish. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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