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swashbuckle

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Definition of swashbuckle in English:

verb

[no object] (usually as adjective swashbuckling)
Engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance: a crew of swashbuckling buccaneers
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
daring, romantic, heroic, daredevil, swaggering, dashing, adventurous, rakish, bold, valiant, valorous, fearless, lionhearted, stout-hearted, dauntless, doughty, devil-may-care, gallant, chivalrous, dazzling, macho, ostentatious

Origin

late 19th century: back-formation from swashbuckler.

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