Swasher Swash"er, n. One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • swasher — noun Date: 1580 swashbuckler …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • swasher — swash·er …   English syllables

  • swasher — ˈswäshə(r), wȯsh noun ( s) Etymology: swash (II) + er : swashbuckler …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Swashbuckler — or swasher is a term that developed in the 16th century [ Oxford English Dictionary notes a first usage in 1560.] to describe rough, noisy and boastful swordsmen. It is based on a fighting style using a side sword with a buckler in the off hand,… …   Wikipedia

  • swashbuckler — /swosh buk leuhr, swawsh /, n. a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil. Also, swasher. [1550 60; SWASH + BUCKLER] * * * …   Universalium

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