miles gloriosusmi·les· glo·rio·sus
a braggart, swashbuckling soldier, esp. as a stock character in classical comedy
Origin of miles gloriosusClassical Latin ; from miles, soldier + gloriosus, boastful: title of a play by Plautus
nounpl. mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si
A bragging and often cowardly soldier, especially as a stock character in comedy.
Origin of miles gloriosusLatin mīles glōriōsus, after Mīles Glōriōsus, a comedy by Plautus.
(plural Milites Gloriosi)
- Alternative form of miles gloriosus.