The definition of a coward is a person who lacks courage and turns away from danger.(noun)
An example of coward is a man who runs the other direction after seeing a person who needs help.
See coward in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr couard, coward, lit., with tail between the legs < OFr coue, coe, tail < L cauda, tail
See coward in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French couard
Origin: , from coue, tail
Origin: , from Latin cauda.
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