[ sawrd-muhn, sohrd- ]

noun,plural sword·men.

Origin of swordman

First recorded in 1350–1400, swordman is from the Middle English word swerdman.See sword, -man

Other words from swordman

  • sword·man·ship, noun

Words Nearby swordman

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How to use swordman in a sentence

  • For he had been a famous back-swordman in his young days, and a good wrestler at elbow and collar.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays | Thomas Hughes
  • Jack had half cut through the swordman's right arm, and the latter could no longer wield the heavy dah.

    Jack Haydon's Quest | John Finnemore
  • I remember she said she would prefer a good swordman; tell her you are a good swordman, therefore.

    Captain Ravenshaw | Robert Neilson Stephens