[mee-li-teyz glawr-ee-oh-see, glohr-]
- (especially as stock characters in comic literature) bragging soldiers.
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- a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
Word Origin for miles gloriosus
from the title of a comedy by Plautus
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