Definition of swashbuckler
1 : a swaggering or daring soldier or adventurer
2 : a novel or drama dealing with a swashbuckler
Recent Examples of swashbuckler from the Web
Ken Ludwig's affectionate, madcap adaptation of the Dumas swashbuckler.
Was your first introduction to fencing watching a swashbuckler movie with Errol Flynn or someone like that?
Tyrone Power, handsome swashbuckler of stage and screen, showed up with his new wife, the glamorous French actress Annabella.
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Here is part of a transcript of an interview the president gave to the Washington Examiner’s Salena Zito late last week: TRUMP: [President Andrew Jackson] was a swashbuckler.
History has largely ignored these female swashbucklers, until now.
But however the latest swashbuckler to face off with Djokovic fares, the New Musketeers will have another chance at the Davis Cup title.
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Origin and Etymology of swashbuckler
1swash + buckler
First Known Use: 1560See Words from the same year
SWASHBUCKLER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of swashbuckler for English Language Learners
: a person or a character in a movie, book, etc., who is very brave and has many exciting adventures
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