[swosh-buhk-uh l, swawsh-]
- 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
1897, back-formation from swashbuckling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper