Poltroon meaning

pŏl-tro͝on
An utter coward.
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A thorough coward; craven.
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Cowardly.
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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

    From Wiktionary