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scaramouch Syllabification: scar·a·mouch
Pronunciation: /ˈskarəˌmo͞oSH/ /-ˌmo͞oCH/

Definition of scaramouch in English:


A boastful but cowardly person.


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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