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milites gloriosi

[mee-li-teyz glawr-ee-oh-see, glohr-] /ˈmi lɪ teɪz ˌglɔr iˈoʊ si, ˌgloʊr-/
plural noun, singular miles gloriosus [mee-leyz glawr-ee-oh-suh s, glohr-] /ˈmi leɪz ˌglɔr iˈoʊ səs, ˌgloʊr-/ (Show IPA). Latin.
1.
(especially as stock characters in comic literature) bragging soldiers.
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miles gloriosus

/ˈmiːleɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsʊs/
noun (pl) milites gloriosi (ˈmiːlɪˌteɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsaɪ)
1.
a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
Word Origin
from the title of a comedy by Plautus
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