- a stock character in old Italian comedy, depicted as a braggart and poltroon
- a boastful coward or rascal
Origin of ScaramouchFrench Scaramouche ; from Italian Scaramuccia, literally , a skirmish
A stock character in commedia dell'arte and pantomime, depicted as a boastful coward or buffoon.
Origin of ScaramouchFrench Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia, skirmish; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.