Examples from the Web for swashbuckler
I pick my company, and I refuse to drink with a swashbuckler and a roysterer.The Cryptogram|William Murray Graydon
Open the door and get that swashbuckler out of the way in ten minutes when I may take my leave.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
At the end of the eighth reel every bit of longing in our soul to be a swashbuckler had abated.Nonsenseorship|G. G. Putnam and Others
The Athol dynasty was now some thirty years established in Man, and the swashbuckler Court of fine gentlemen was in full swing.The Little Manx Nation - 1891|Hall Caine
"Swashbuckler age," we said; but the expression was incorrect, except as a figure.
British Dictionary definitions for swashbuckler
Word Origin for swashbuckler
Word Origin and History for swashbuckler
1550s, "blustering, swaggering fighting man" (earlier simply swash, 1540s), from swash "fall of a blow" (see swash) + buckler "shield." The original sense seems to have been "one who makes menacing noises by striking his or an opponent's shield."