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swashbuckler

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noun swash·buck·ler \-ˌbə-klər\

Simple Definition of swashbuckler

  • : a person or a character in a movie, book, etc., who is very brave and has many exciting adventures

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swashbuckler

  1. 1 :  a swaggering or daring soldier or adventurer

  2. 2 :  a novel or drama dealing with a swashbuckler

Origin and Etymology of swashbuckler

1swash + buckler


First Known Use: 1560


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