[ swosh-buhk-uhl, swawsh- ]
/ ˈswɒʃˌbʌk əl, ˈswɔʃ- /
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verb (used without object), swash·buck·led, swash·buck·ling.
to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Origin of swashbuckle
First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler
Words nearby swashbuckle
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