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scaramouch

noun scar·a·mouch \ˈskar-ə-ˌmüsh, -ˌmüch, -ˌmau̇ch\

Definition of scaramouch

  1. 1 capitalized :  a stock character in the Italian commedia dell'arte that burlesques the Spanish don and is characterized by boastfulness and cowardliness

  2. 2a :  a cowardly buffoonb :  rascal, scamp



Variants of scaramouch

or scar·a·mouche play \ˈskar-ə-ˌmüsh, -ˌmüch, -ˌmau̇ch\

Origin of scaramouch

French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia skirmish


First Known Use: 1662


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