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swashbuckler (n.)

also swash-buckler, 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."

updated on January 05, 2014

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Definitions of swashbuckler from WordNet

swashbuckler (n.)
a reckless impetuous irresponsible person;
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