What does the word swashbuckler mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A swaggering rufflan.

Usage examples for swashbuckler

  1. What, said I, become swashbuckler to Mumbo Jumbo up here! – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  2. Yet he is no swashbuckler of the melodramatic stage. – Studies in Literature by John Morley
  3. This Boniface, a rather ambiguous personage, was a fine type of the swashbuckler and official of the Lower- Empire. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand