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miles gloriosus

Definitions

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 comedy and in modern comedy depicting ancient military figures: the bravado-filled, self-important, swaggering soldier.

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  • noun a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)

Etymologies

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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