swashbuckling

[swosh-buhk-ling, swawsh-]
adjective
1.
characteristic of or behaving in the manner of a swashbuckler.
noun
2.
the activities, deeds, or adventures of a swashbuckler.
Also, swashbucklering.


Origin:
1685–95; swashbuckl(er) + -ing2, -ing1

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swashbuckle

[swosh-buhk-uhl, swawsh-]
verb (used without object), swashbuckled, swashbuckling.
to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler.

Origin:
1895–1900; back formation from swashbuckler

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swashbuckling (ˈswɒʃˌbʌklɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  of or characteristic of a swashbuckler
2.  (esp of films in period costume) full of adventure and excitement

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Example sentences
The pirates portrayed in the movies are usually heartless, swashbuckling, and
  usually sport an eye patch.
You're convinced he's a swashbuckling archaeologist simply because he's
  convinced.
Especially in this autumn of austerity, it's great to watch swashbuckling
  rebels fling gold into the air.
Even in the hurtle and chinook of the vast swashbuckling diesels you hear it.
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