Scaramouch


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Scar·a·mouch

also Scar·a·mouche  (skăr′ə-mo͞osh′, -mo͞och′, -mouch′)
n.
A stock character in commedia dell'arte and pantomime, depicted as a boastful coward or buffoon.

[French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia, skirmish; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

Scaramouch

(ˈskærəˌmaʊtʃ; -ˌmuːtʃ) or

Scaramouche

n
(Theatre) a stock character who appears as a boastful coward in commedia dell'arte and farce
[C17: via French from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia a skirmish]

scaramouch

(ˌskærəˈmuːʃ)
n
a rascal or cowardly fool
vb
to behave like a rascal or cowardly fool

Scar•a•mouch

or Scar•a•mouche

(ˈskær əˌmaʊtʃ, -ˌmuʃ)

n.
a stock character in commedia dell'arte and farce who is a cowardly braggart, easily vanquished.
[1655–65; < French Scaramouche < Italian Scaramuccia, proper use of scaramuccia skirmish (applied in jest)]
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Noun1.Scaramouch - a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful cowardScaramouch - a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
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the long-togged scaramouch the Town-Ho's company told us of!
According to this account and what was subsequently learned, it seemed that the scaramouch in question had gained a wonderful ascendency over almost everybody in the Jeroboam.
With Barrymore performing Scrubb; dancing in the burlesque Pas de Russe with Mr Delpini of Covent Garden and playing Scaramouch in the pantomime of Don Juan, in an evening's entertainment which also included the company of Richmond Green, the regular Wargrave performers Captain Wathen and Young Angelo and the celebrated mimic Mrs Wells of the Haymarket, it was a performance which exemplified the overlapping and interactive nature of public and private theatres and the difficulty in clearly defining the boundary between the two.
Although she was a "Wayne's World" novice coming in (she confessed she saw the popular "Saturday Night Live" sketch once prior to the audition), Carrere fell in love with the Cassandra character and, especially, the movie script as soon as she read one specific line, "Scaramouch, Scaramouch, will you do the Fandango".