[ 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.
sashay, strut, prance, gloat, bluster, saunter, swank, bully, boast, cock, swell, pontificate, grandstand, sweep, brandish, hector, brag, flourish, lord, sway
- swartkrans ape-man,
- swash letter,
- swash plate,
Origin of swashbuckle
First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler
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1897, back-formation from swashbuckling.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper