What does swashbuckler mean?

Definitions for swashbuckler

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word swashbuckler.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daredevil, madcap, hothead, swashbuckler, lunatic, harum-scarum(noun)

    a reckless impetuous irresponsible person


  1. swashbuckler(Noun)

    A swordsman or fencer, that engages in showy or extravagant sword play.

  2. swashbuckler(Noun)

    A daring adventurer.

  3. swashbuckler(Noun)

    A kind of period adventure story with flashy action and lighthearted tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swashbuckler(noun)

    a bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer


  1. Swashbuckler

    Swashbuckler is a term that emerged in the 16th century and has been used for rough, noisy and boastful swordsmen ever since. A possible explanation for this term is that it derives from a fighting style using a side-sword with a buckler in the off-hand, which was applied with much "swashing and making a noise on the buckler". Later the name "swashbuckler" became common for an archetype and the accordant special film genre.

How to pronounce swashbuckler?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say swashbuckler in sign language?

  1. swashbuckler


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swashbuckler in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swashbuckler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of swashbuckler

  1. swashbucklerswashbucklerswashbucklerswashbucklerswashbuckler

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for swashbuckler

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for swashbuckler »


Find a translation for the swashbuckler definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these swashbuckler definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"swashbuckler." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 5 Jun 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/swashbuckler>.

Are we missing a good definition for swashbuckler? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for swashbuckler:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.