[ swosh-buhk-ling, swawsh- ]
/ ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lɪŋ, ˈswɔʃ- /


characteristic of or behaving in the manner of a swashbuckler.


the activities, deeds, or adventures of a swashbuckler.


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Sometimes swash·buck·ler·ing.

Origin of swashbuckling

First recorded in 1685–95; swashbuckl(er) + -ing2, -ing1

Words nearby swashbuckling

Definition for swashbuckling (2 of 2)

[ 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.

Origin of swashbuckle

First recorded in 1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler
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British Dictionary definitions for swashbuckling

/ (ˈswɒʃˌbʌklɪŋ) /

adjective (usually prenominal)

of or characteristic of a swashbuckler
(esp of films in period costume) full of adventure and excitement
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