scaramouch

  • 1 Scaramouch — Scar a*mouch , n. [F. scaramouche, It. scaramuccio, scaramuccia, originally the name of a celebrated Italian comedian; cf. It. scaramuccia, scaramuccio, F. escarmouche, skirmish. Cf. {Skirmish}.] A personage in the old Italian comedy (derived… …

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  • 2 Scaramouch — [skar′ə mo͞osh΄, skar′əmo͞och΄] n. [Fr Scaramouche < It Scaramuccia, lit., a SKIRMISH] 1. a stock character in old Italian comedy, depicted as a braggart and poltroon 2. [s ] a boastful coward or rascal …

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  • 3 scaramouch — or scaramouche noun Etymology: French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia skirmish Date: 1662 1. capitalized a stock character in the Italian commedia dell arte that burlesques the Spanish don and is characterized by… …

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  • 4 Scaramouch — /skar euh mowch , moohsh /, n. 1. a stock character in commedia dell arte and farce who is a cowardly braggart, easily beaten and frightened. 2. (l.c.) a rascal or scamp. Also, Scaramouche. [1655 65; < F Scaramouche < It Scaramuccia, proper use… …

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  • 5 Scaramouch — n. character portrayed as being a shady and untrustworthy servant in Italian theater adj. shady, untrustworthy …

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  • 6 scaramouch — [ skarəmaʊtʃ, mu:tʃ] noun archaic a boastful but cowardly person. Origin C17: from Ital. Scaramuccia, the name of a stock character in Ital. farce, from scaramuccia skirmish …

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  • 7 scaramouch — n. 1. Buffoon, harlequin, clown, zany. 2. Poltroon, braggadocio, braggart …

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  • 8 scaramouch — scar·a·mouch …

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  • 9 Scaramouch — Scar•a•mouch or Scar•a•mouche [[t]ˈskær əˌmaʊtʃ, ˌmuʃ[/t]] n. sbz a stock character in commedia dell arte and farce who is a cowardly braggart, easily vanquished • Etymology: 1655–65; < F Scaramouche < It Scaramuccia, proper use of… …

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  • 10 Scaramouch — /ˈskærəmuʃ/ (say skaruhmoohsh), / mutʃ/ (say moohch), / maʊtʃ/ (say mowch) noun 1. a stock character in Italian comedy and farce, a cowardly braggart who is constantly beaten by Harlequin. 2. (lower case) a rascal or scamp. Also, Scaramouche.… …

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  • 11 scaramouch(e) —   n. boastful coward in Commedia dell Arte; ne er do well …

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  • 12 Scaramouch — n. archaic a boastful coward; a braggart. Etymology: It. Scaramuccia stock character in Italian farce f. scaramuccia = SKIRMISH, infl. by F form Scaramouche …

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  • 13 scar|a|mouche — Scar|a|mouch «SKAR uh moosh», noun. a cowardly braggart in traditional Italian comedy. ╂[< French Scaramouche < Italian Scaramuccia (literally) skirmish. Compare etym. under skirmish. (Cf. ↑skirmish)] scar|a|mouch or scar|a|mouche «SKAR uh… …

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  • 14 scar|a|mouch — «SKAR uh moosh», noun. a cowardly braggart in traditional Italian comedy. ╂[< French Scaramouche < Italian Scaramuccia (literally) skirmish. Compare etym. under skirmish. (Cf. ↑skirmish)] scar|a|mouch or scar|a|mouche «SKAR uh mowch, moosh» …

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  • 15 Scar|a|mouch — «SKAR uh moosh», noun. a cowardly braggart in traditional Italian comedy. ╂[< French Scaramouche < Italian Scaramuccia (literally) skirmish. Compare etym. under skirmish. (Cf. ↑skirmish)] scar|a|mouch or scar|a|mouche «SKAR uh mowch, moosh» …

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  • 16 Scaramouche — noun a stock character in commedia dell arte depicted as a boastful coward • Syn: ↑Scaramouch • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character * * * noun see scaramouch …

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  • 17 skir|mish — «SKUR mihsh», noun, verb. –n. 1. a brief fight between small groups: »The scouts of our army had a skirmish with a small group of the enemy. The boys had a skirmish over who would wear the cowboy hat. 2. any slight conflict, argument, or contest …

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  • 18 Skirmish — Skir mish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skirmished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skirmishing}.] [OE. skirmishen, scarmishen, OF. escremir, eskermir, to fence, fight, F. escrimer, of German origin; cf. OHG. scirmen to protect, defend, G. schirmen, OHG. scirm, scerm …

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  • 19 Skirmished — Skirmish Skir mish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skirmished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skirmishing}.] [OE. skirmishen, scarmishen, OF. escremir, eskermir, to fence, fight, F. escrimer, of German origin; cf. OHG. scirmen to protect, defend, G. schirmen, OHG.… …

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  • 20 Skirmishing — Skirmish Skir mish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skirmished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skirmishing}.] [OE. skirmishen, scarmishen, OF. escremir, eskermir, to fence, fight, F. escrimer, of German origin; cf. OHG. scirmen to protect, defend, G. schirmen, OHG.… …

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