- characteristic of or behaving in the manner of a swashbuckler.
- the activities, deeds, or adventures of a swashbuckler.
Origin of swashbuckling
- to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler.
Origin of swashbuckle
Examples from the Web for swashbuckling
He was convicted of perjury, served 30 days, and went back to a swashbuckling career in contraband.The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read
August 30, 2014
Some viewers might even complain that there wasn't enough sex or swashbuckling in “Two Swords”—that the episode was “slow.”Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Premiere ‘Two Swords’: Valyrian Steel, Arya’s Revenge, and the Red Viper
April 7, 2014
McClendon, a swashbuckling executive and fracking pioneer, was ultimately pushed out of his job.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches
March 13, 2014
Jonathan Groff turns a hapless mountaineer who talks to his pet reindeer into a swashbuckling Prince Charming.‘Frozen’ Is the Best Disney Film Since ‘The Lion King’
November 25, 2013
The swashbuckling efforts of Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, have landed him on the cover of Time.That’ll Be $1.2 Billion, Please
November 4, 2013
Think you it is only a war-worn, hard-drinking, swashbuckling ruffler that can sin?The Tavern Knight
He sought to make up in swashbuckling and boasting what he lacked in courage.Connie Morgan in the Fur Country
James B. Hendryx
"You don't look like a fire-eating, swashbuckling party to me," he said.
I rather fancy I'm a better man for having been a swashbuckling boy.
And if rip-roaring, swashbuckling, drunken glory is what he is after, he gets it.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
- of or characteristic of a swashbuckler
- (esp of films in period costume) full of adventure and excitement
Word Origin and History for swashbuckling
1690s, adjective formed from swashbuckler.
1897, back-formation from swashbuckling.