swordplay

[sawrd-pley, sohrd-]
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Origin of swordplay

First recorded in 1620–30; sword + play
Related formssword·play·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for swordplay

swordplay

noun
  1. the action or art of fighting with a sword
  2. verbal sparring
Derived Formsswordplayer, noun
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Word Origin and History for swordplay
n.

Old English sweordplege; see sword + play (n.).

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