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faintheart

[feynt-hahrt]
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noun
  1. person who lacks courage; coward.

Origin of faintheart

First recorded in 1570–80; back formation from fainthearted
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Historical Examples

  • Pour me out a cup of tea, Mr. Faintheart; I am in great pain—thank you.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

    Charles Reade