a person, esp. a man, engaged in swashbuckling
Origin of swashbucklerpejorative for one who noisily strikes a shield from swash (intransitive verb) + buckler
- A flamboyant swordsman or adventurer.
- A sword-wielding ruffian or bully.
- A dramatic or literary work dealing with a swashbuckler.
Origin of swashbucklerProbably from the striking of bucklers in fighting