A thorough coward; craven.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Poltroon
Origin of Poltroon
French poltron from Old Italian poltrone coward, idler perhaps augmentative of poltro unbroken colt (from Vulgar Latin pulliter) (from Latin pullus young animal pau-1 in Indo-European roots) or from poltro bed, lazy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French poltron, from Italian poltrone
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