a stock character in commedia dell'arte and farce who is a cowardly braggart, easily beaten and frightened.
(lowercase) a rascal or scamp.
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How to use Scaramouch in a sentence
He played Acres and Scaramouch to full houses, the receipts on the first night being 84l., and on the second 87l.Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi | Joseph Grimaldi
Scaramouch, skar′a-mowch, n. a buffoon: a bragging, cowardly fellow.
There was also a very good harlequin, and as good a Scaramouch.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete | Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
The third artist that I looked over was Fantasque, dressed like a Venetian Scaramouch.Essays and Tales | Joseph Addison
The great foreign chemist, Professor Scaramouch, has the credit of the discovery.Loss and Gain | John Henry Newman
British Dictionary definitions for Scaramouch
a stock character who appears as a boastful coward in commedia dell'arte and farce
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