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swashbuckling

[ swosh-buhk-ling, swawsh- ]
/ ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lɪŋ, ˈswɔʃ- /
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adjective
characteristic of or behaving in the manner of a swashbuckler.
noun
the activities, deeds, or adventures of a swashbuckler.
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Origin of swashbuckling

First recorded in 1685–95; swashbuckl(er) + -ing2, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for swashbuckling

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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