miles gloriosus

milites gloriosi

[mee-li-teyz glawr-ee-oh-see, glohr-]
plural noun, singular miles gloriosus [mee-leyz glawr-ee-oh-suhs, glohr-] . Latin.
(especially as stock characters in comic literature) bragging soldiers. Unabridged
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miles gloriosus (ˈmiːleɪs ˌɡlɔːrɪˈəʊsʊs)
n , pl milites gloriosi
a braggart soldier, esp as a stock figure in comedy
[from the title of a comedy by Plautus]

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