Complete Definition of "swashbuckler"

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Noun
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  1. A swordsman or fencer, that engages in showy or extravagant sword play.

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#:*1786: Phillips, in his New World of Words defines, to swash, to make fly about; to clash, or make a noise with swords; and a swash-buckler, a vain glorious sword player or fencer, a meer braggadochoe, a vapouring fellow. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 80.

  1. A daring adventurer.
  2. A kind of period adventure story with flashy action and lighthearted tone.

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trans-top|A swordsman or fencer
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trans-top|A daring adventurer
Finnish: hurjapäinen seikkailija
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trans-top|A kind of period adventure story
Finnish: seikkailukertomus
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ttbc| French : fier-à-bras
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