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Word of the Day 09/25/19 Swashbuckler

Swashbuckler (noun)
swashbuckler [ swosh-buhk-ler, swawsh- ]


noun
1. a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil.

Sometimes swash·er.

RELATED WORDS
adventurer, buccaneer, daredevil, ruffian, swordsman, soldier

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Origin: First recorded in 1550–60; swash + buckler

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWASHBUCKLER
I pick my company, and I refuse to drink with a swashbuckler and a roysterer.
THE CRYPTOGRAM|WILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON

Open the door and get that swashbuckler out of the way in ten minutes when I may take my leave.
THE MESMERIST'S VICTIM|ALEXANDRE DUMAS

At the end of the eighth reel every bit of longing in our soul to be a swashbuckler had abated.
NONSENSEORSHIP|G. G. PUTNAM AND OTHERS

The Athol dynasty was now some thirty years established in Man, and the swashbuckler Court of fine gentlemen was in full swing.
THE LITTLE MANX NATION - 1891|HALL CAINE

"Swashbuckler age," we said; but the expression was incorrect, except as a figure.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 1, APRIL, 1851|VARIOUS

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