miles gloriosus[mī′lēz′ glō′rē ō′səs]
miles gloriosus definition by Webster's New World
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a braggart, swashbuckling soldier, esp. as a stock character in classical comedy
Origin: Classical Latin
miles gloriosus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si
A bragging and often cowardly soldier, especially as a stock character in comedy.
Origin: Latin mīles glōriōsus, after Mīles Glōriōsus, a comedy by Plautus.