a thorough coward; craven
Origin of poltroonFrench poltron from Italian poltrone, coward from poltro, colt from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pulliter, probably from pullus, young animal, chick: see poultry
An utter coward.
Origin of poltroonFrench poltron from Old Italian poltrone coward, idler perhaps augmentative of poltro unbroken colt ( from Vulgar Latin pulliter ) ( from Latin pullus young animal ; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots.) or from poltro bed, lazy
(comparative more poltroon, superlative most poltroon)
From Middle French poltron, from Italian poltrone