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miles gloriosus

play
noun mi·les glo·ri·o·sus \ˈmē-ˌlās-ˌglȯr-ē-ˈō-səs\

Definition of miles gloriosus

plural

milites gloriosi

play \ˈmē-lə-ˌtās-ˌglȯr-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sē\
  1. :  a boastful soldier; especially :  a stock character of this type in comedy



Origin and Etymology of miles gloriosus

Latin


First Known Use: circa 1576


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