swashbuckle

[ swosh-buhk-uh l, swawsh- ]
/ ˈswɒʃˌbʌk əl, ˈswɔʃ- /

verb (used without object), swash·buck·led, swash·buck·ling.

to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler.

Nearby words

  1. swartkrans ape-man,
  2. swartzite,
  3. swash,
  4. swash letter,
  5. swash plate,
  6. swashbuckler,
  7. swashbuckling,
  8. swashing,
  9. swashingly,
  10. swastika

Origin of swashbuckle

First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler

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Word Origin and History for swashbuckle

swashbuckle

v.

1897, back-formation from swashbuckling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper