Origin of poltroon
Related formspol·troon·er·y, nounpol·troon·ish, adjectivepol·troon·ish·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for poltroon
He was certainly no poltroon, but he felt that she was right.
A hero in his study has often proved a poltroon in the field of battle.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Mr. Skinner nodded and retired, leaving Cappy to grit his teeth and curse himself for a poltroon.Cappy Ricks|Peter B. Kyne
He would have deemed himself a poltroon if he had abandoned his friend now that misfortune had overtaken him.A Little Garrison|Fritz von der Kyrburg
Fortune often favors brave men in the wrong in preference to aiding cowards in the right, for Fortune loves not a poltroon.The Drummer Boy|John Trowbridge