Scaramouch

Scaramouch

[skar-uh-mouch, -moosh]
noun
1.
a stock character in commedia dell'arte and farce who is a cowardly braggart, easily beaten and frightened.
2.
(lowercase) a rascal or scamp.
Also, Scaramouche.


Origin:
1655–65; < French Scaramouche < Italian Scaramuccia, proper use of scaramuccia skirmish (applied in jest); of Germanic orig.

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Scaramouch or Scaramouche (ˈskærəˌmaʊtʃ, -ˌmuːtʃ, ˈskærəˌmaʊtʃ, -ˌmuːtʃ)
 
n
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]
 
Scaramouche or Scaramouche
 
n
 
[C17: via French from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia a skirmish]

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