swashbuckle

play
intransitive verb swash·buck·le \ˈswäsh-ˌbə-kəl, ˈswȯsh-\

Definition of swashbuckle

swashbuckled

swashbuckling

play \-ˌbə-k(ə-)liŋ\
  1. :  to act the part of a swashbuckler

Origin and Etymology of swashbuckle

back-formation from swashbuckler


First Known Use: 1897


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