Scaramouch

or Scar·a·mouche

[ skar-uh-mouch, -moosh ]
/ ˈskær əˌmaʊtʃ, -ˌmuʃ /

noun

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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Origin of Scaramouch

1655–65; < French Scaramouche < Italian Scaramuccia, proper use of scaramuccia skirmish (applied in jest); of Germanic orig.
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Scaramouch

Scaramouche

/ (ˈskærəˌmaʊtʃ, -ˌmuːtʃ) /

noun

a stock character who appears as a boastful coward in commedia dell'arte and farce

Word Origin for Scaramouch

C17: via French from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia a skirmish
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