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milites gloriosi

[mee-li-teyz glawr-ee-oh-see, glohr-]
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plural noun, singular mi·les glo·ri·o·sus [mee-leyz glawr-ee-oh-suh s, glohr-] /ˈmi leɪz ˌglɔr iˈoʊ səs, ˌgloʊr-/. Latin.
  1. (especially as stock characters in comic literature) bragging soldiers.
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miles gloriosus

noun plural milites gloriosi (ˈmiːlɪˌteɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsaɪ)
  1. a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
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Word Origin

from the title of a comedy by Plautus
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