swashbuckler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swashbuckler a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Swashbuckler A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swashbuckler A swaggering blade; a bravo; a bully or braggadocio.
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Usage

In literature:

When I came up I looked like a swashbuckler in one of Scudery's plays.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Grip was no swashbuckler, and he never played.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
Every swashbuckling campaign is like every other one.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I" by Burton J. Hendrick
And what was that swashbuckler Feraud doing there?
"The Point Of Honor A Military Tale" by Joseph Conrad
In the street men pass him by without recognition, and in hotels private swashbucklers in smasher hats literally hustle him.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
A swashbuckler, Sam Pardee, in tan shoes and a brown derby.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
There was not a single swashbuckler among them.
"America First" by Various
They kept a swashbuckler court in their little Manx kingdom.
"The Little Manx Nation - 1891" by Hall Caine
Now how is that for a swashbuckling privateer?
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
He sought to make up in swashbuckling and boasting what he lacked in courage.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
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In news:

Columbus Lions lose in last seconds at Louisiana Swashbuckler.
'Puss in Boots' review: Furry swashbuckler takes center stage.
'Puss in Boots' is an entertaining swashbuckler .
Luminaries Seen At 11th Annual Swashbuckler 's Ball.
The Columbus Lions lost to the Louisiana Swashbucklers 61-57 as Louisiana scored a rushing touchdown with 4 seconds left Saturday night.
Broadway gets a swashbuckling , searing new 'Cyrano'.
Author talks about swashbuckling book.
Remembering Michigan's swashbuckling football star.
Swashbuckling pirate's tale comes to life on ACT stage.
Alpena Civic Theatre sure knows how to turn a swashbuckling pirate's tale into great fun.
Halderman Described As ` swashbuckling ' Newsman.
Against the Seahawks, Green Bay continued its early-season run of dominance in super, and sometimes swashbuckling style.
No swashbuckling experience is necessary to conquer radio piracy .
The swashbuckling feline from the 'Shrek' franchise, 'Puss In Boots,' still has plenty of lives to spare after its weekend haul of $34 million, putting it at the top of the charts in its first week of release.
' Puss in Boots' review: Furry swashbuckler takes center stage.
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