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Origin of poltroon
OTHER WORDS FROM poltroonpol·troon·er·y, nounpol·troon·ish, adjectivepol·troon·ish·ly, adverb
Words nearby poltroon
Example sentences 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