swashbuckle
intransitive verb (-led; swashbuckling) Etymology: back-formation from swashbuckler Date: 1897 to act the part of a swashbuckler

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  • swashbuckle — 1897, back formation from SWASHBUCKLING (Cf. swashbuckling) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • swashbuckle — [19] Swashbuckle is a backformation from swashbuckler [16], which originally denoted a warrior who struck his shield with his sword as a sign of aggression and machismo, rather like a gorilla beating its chest. It was a compound formed from swash …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • swashbuckle — [19] Swashbuckle is a backformation from swashbuckler [16], which originally denoted a warrior who struck his shield with his sword as a sign of aggression and machismo, rather like a gorilla beating its chest. It was a compound formed from swash …   Word origins

  • swashbuckle — /swosh buk euhl, swawsh /, v.i., swashbuckled, swashbuckling. to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler. [1895 1900; back formation from SWASHBUCKLER] * * * …   Universalium

  • swashbuckle — swash·buck·le …   English syllables

  • swashbuckle — swash•buck•le [[t]ˈswɒʃˌbʌk əl, ˈswɔʃ [/t]] v. i. led, ling cvb to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • swashbuckle — ˈswäshˌbəkəl, wȯsh intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: back formation from swashbuckler 1. : to play the swashbuckler : affect in the manner of a swashbuckler 2. : to compose or consist of a tale filled with the adventures of… …   Useful english dictionary

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