Definition of scaramouch in English:

scaramouch

Syllabification: scar·a·mouch
Pronunciation: /ˈskarəˌmo͞oSH, -ˌmo͞oCH
 
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noun

archaic
  • A boastful but cowardly person.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Italian Scaramuccia, the name of a stock character in Italian farce, from scaramuccia 'skirmish', ultimately from the same Germanic base as skirmish.

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