Origin of Scaramouch
Examples from the Web for scaramouche
"You are a man of discernment, Binet," said Scaramouche, the cold loathing of his voice itself an insult.
Scaramouche is known to us, and Gautier has immortalised Fracasse.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi
She had ceased to sneer at Scaramouche, having realized at last that her sneers left him untouched and recoiled upon herself.
Scaramouche was clearly a great gentleman, an eccentric if you please, but a man born.
Meditating in bed that morning, Scaramouche had decided to present himself in a totally different aspect.
Word Origin for Scaramouch
1660s, name of a cowardly braggart (supposed by some to represent a Spanish don) in traditional Italian comedy, from Italian Scaramuccia, literally "skirmish," from schermire "to fence," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German skirmen "defend"); see skirmish (n.). According to OED, a vogue word in late 17c. London due to the popularity of Italian actor Tiberio Fiurelli (1608-1694) in the part.