pol·​troon·​ery päl-ˈtrü-nə-rē How to pronounce poltroonery (audio)
: mean pusillanimity : cowardice

Examples of poltroonery in a Sentence

decried the poltroonery of those politicians who caved into pressure from the special interests

Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of poltroonery was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Poltroonery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poltroonery. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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