a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil.
- Sometimes swash·er .
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How to use swashbuckler in a sentence
Made in 1952, the film stars Burt Lancaster as the pirate Captain Vallo, a classic swashbuckler who falls in love with a beautiful woman, and must save her from an odious marriage.15 Best Swashbuckling Pirate Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes | firstname.lastname@example.org (Unknown) | October 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
He seemed not at all the image of the irresponsible swashbuckler I'd carried with me for so long.
A big swashbuckler of a man with a hard face, hard blue eyes with quizzical wrinkles around them.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
He had plenty of wild, obscene wit, and early gained the reputation of being a swashbuckler.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
When I came up I looked like a swashbuckler in one of Scudry's plays.The Grey Cloak | Harold MacGrath
Cavalier in English was early applied in a contemptuous sense to an overbearing swashbuckler—a roisterer or swaggering gallant.
I felt that under the guise of an intellectual swashbuckler was a delicate and sensitive spirit.The Iron Heel | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for swashbuckler
a swaggering or flamboyant adventurer
a film, book, play, etc, depicting excitement and adventure, esp in a historical setting
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