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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: swashbuckler 'noisy boastful fighter' (16-20 centuries), from swash 'to wave around or hit noisily' (15-20 centuries) (probably from the sound) + buckler

swashbuckling

adjective
     
swash‧buck‧ling
relating to adventures in which people do brave, exciting things and fight against their enemies with swords:
a swashbuckling hero
a swashbuckling tale of pirates
swashbuckler noun [countable]

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