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swashbuckle

[swosh-buhk-uh l, swawsh-]
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verb (used without object), swash·buck·led, swash·buck·ling.
  1. to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler.

Origin of swashbuckle

First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler
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Word Origin and History for swashbuckle

v.

1897, back-formation from swashbuckling.

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