Scaramouch meaning

skărə-mo͝osh, -mo͝och, -mouch
A stock character in commedia dell'arte and pantomime, depicted as a boastful coward or buffoon.
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A stock character in old Italian comedy, depicted as a braggart and poltroon.
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A boastful coward or rascal.
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Origin of scaramouch

  • French Scaramouche from Italian Scaramuccia from scaramuccia skirmish sker-1 in Indo-European roots

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