miles gloriosus


mi·les glo·ri·o·sus

noun \ˈmē-ˌlās-ˌglr-ē-ˈō-səs\
plural mi·li·tes glo·ri·o·si \ˈmē-lə-ˌtās-ˌglr-ē-ˈō-(ˌ)sē\

Definition of MILES GLORIOSUS

:  a boastful soldier; especially :  a stock character of this type in comedy

Origin of MILES GLORIOSUS

Latin
First Known Use: circa 1576

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