coward

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noun cow·ard \ˈkau̇(-ə)rd\

Definition of coward

  1. :  one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity a coward who deserted his troops

coward

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Examples of coward in a sentence

  1. a proven coward who had deserted his troops

  2. the soldiers who ran as soon as the first shots were fired were branded as cowards

Origin and Etymology of coward

Middle English, from Anglo-French cuard, from cue, coe tail, from Latin cauda


First Known Use: 13th century


Coward

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biographical name Cow·ard \ˈkau̇(-ə)rd\

Definition of Coward

  1. Sir Noël Peirce 1899–1973 English actor and dramatist


COWARD Defined for English Language Learners

coward

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noun cow·ard \ˈkau̇(-ə)rd\

Definition of coward for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is too afraid to do what is right or expected : someone who is not at all brave or courageous


COWARD Defined for Kids

coward

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noun cow·ard \ˈkau̇-ərd\

Definition of coward for Students

  1. :  a person who shows shameful fear



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