miles gloriosus

noun
mi·​les glo·​ri·​o·​sus | \ ˈmē-ˌlās-ˌglȯr-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce miles gloriosus (audio) \
plural milites gloriosi\ ˈmē-​lə-​ˌtās-​ˌglȯr-​ē-​ˈō-​(ˌ)sē How to pronounce milites gloriosi (audio) \

Definition of miles gloriosus

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

First Known Use of miles gloriosus

circa 1576, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miles gloriosus

Latin

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“Miles gloriosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miles%20gloriosus. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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