Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Swashbuckler

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-noun
1. a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil

Examples:
"I had a dream I was a swashbuckler and my sword was a giant Twizzler."
"When I was younger I wanted to be a swashbuckler but then I realized being a pirate isn't socially acceptable anymore."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1550s, 'blustering, swaggering fighting man' (earlier simply swash, 1540s), from swash 'fall of a blow' (see swash) + buckler 'shield.' The original sense seems to have been 'one who makes menacing noises by striking his or an opponent's shield.'"

Awkwardness rating: 4
Essential tools for any swashbuckler: Twizzlers. (triloquist.net)

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