from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bragging and often cowardly soldier, especially as a stock character in comedy.
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- noun literary, performing arts A standard character in
ancient comedyand in modern comedy depicting ancient militaryfigures: the bravado-filled, self-important, swaggering soldier.
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- noun a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin mīles glōriōsus, after Mīles Glōriōsus, a comedy by Plautus.]
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Borrowed from Latin mīles (soldier) + glōriōsus (glorious)
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