Coward Definition

kouərd
cowards
noun
A person who lacks courage, esp. one who is shamefully unable to control fear and so shrinks from danger or trouble.
Webster's New World
The definition of a coward is a person who lacks courage and turns away from danger.
An example of coward is a man who runs the other direction after seeing a person who needs help.
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(heraldry, of a lion) Borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs.

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proper name
1899-1973; Eng. playwright, actor, and songwriter.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A surname​.

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Other Word Forms of Coward

Noun

Singular:
coward
Plural:
cowards

Origin of Coward

  • From Old French coart, cuard (> French couard), from coe (“tail”) + -ard (“pejorative agent noun”); coe is in turn from Latin cauda. The reference seems to be to an animal “turning tail”, or having its tail between its legs, especially a dog.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French couard from coue tail from Latin cauda

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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