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[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.
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Origin of swashbuckle

First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler
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Related Words for swashbuckle

sashay, strut, prance, gloat, bluster, saunter, swank, bully, boast, cock, swell, pontificate, grandstand, sweep, brandish, hector, brag, flourish, lord, sway

Word Origin and History for swashbuckle


1897, back-formation from swashbuckling.

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