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mi·les glo·ri·o·sus(mē′lās glôr′ē-ō′səs)
n. pl. mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si (mē′lĭ-tās glôr′ē-ō′sē)
A bragging and often cowardly soldier, especially as a stock character in comedy.
[Latin mīles glōriōsus, after Mīles Glōriōsus, , a comedy by Plautus.]
miles gloriosus(ˈmiːleɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsʊs)
n, pl milites gloriosi (ˈmiːlɪˌteɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsaɪ)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
[from the title of a comedy by Plautus]