verb[no object] (usually as adjective swashbuckling)
Engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance: a crew of swashbuckling buccaneers
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- Well, he was very tall and strong and swashbuckling with a big black moustache curled up in a spiral at each end.
- Brave at the back, brilliant in midfield, swashbuckling up front, Laois may not be the finished article yet.
- Later, in Drogheda, it's Charlie who leads the charge on the canvas, with a walkabout that can only be described as swashbuckling.
Late 19th century: back-formation from swashbuckler.
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