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.]
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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
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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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