Swashbuckler definition

swŏshbŭklər, swôsh-
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A flamboyant swordsman or adventurer.
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A sword-wielding ruffian or bully.
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A person, esp. a man, engaged in swashbuckling.
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A swordsman or fencer, that engages in showy or extravagant sword play.
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A kind of period adventure story with flashy action and lighthearted tone.
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A dramatic or literary work dealing with a swashbuckler.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
swashbuckler
Plural:
swashbucklers

Origin of swashbuckler

  • Probably from the striking of bucklers in fighting

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition