scaramouch


scar·a·mouch

noun \ˈskar-ə-ˌmüsh, -ˌmüch, -ˌmach\

Definition of SCARAMOUCH

1
capitalized :  a stock character in the Italian commedia dell'arte that burlesques the Spanish don and is characterized by boastfulness and cowardliness
2
a :  a cowardly buffoon
b :  rascal, scamp

Variants of SCARAMOUCH

scar·a·mouch or scar·a·mouche \ˈskar-ə-ˌmüsh, -ˌmüch, -ˌmach\

Origin of SCARAMOUCH

French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia skirmish
First Known Use: 1662

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