Definition of Poltroon. Meaning of Poltroon. Synonyms of Poltroon

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Definition of Poltroon

Poltroon
Poltroon Pol*troon", a. Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly.
Poltroon
Poltroon Pol*troon", n. [F. poltron, from It. poltrone an idle fellow, sluggard, coward, poltro idle, lazy, also, bed, fr. OHG. polstar, bolstar, cushion, G. polster, akin to E. bolster. See Bolster.] An arrant coward; a dastard; a craven; a mean-spirited wretch. --Shak.

Meaning of Poltroon from wikipedia

- Poltroon was an event horse ridden[when?] by American rider Torrance Watkins. Poltroon and Torrance competed at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow winning a bronze...
- Emeryville, CA, from 1973–79, and co-founded Poltroon Press with Alastair Johnston in 1975. The Poltroon Press was one of several influential small presses...
- "Potty little lovers' quarrel my left eyeball. She called me a lily-livered poltroon. And a sl****it timorous cowering beastie." The poem was alluded to in Ben...
- have firearms – the arms of a coward, as they said, for they enable the poltroon to kill the brave without awaiting his attack." The tension between Cetshwayo...
- Nashville Review in May 1806, calling Jackson a "worthless scoundrel, ... a poltroon and a coward". The political atmosphere in Nashville was heated by ambition...
- courage, and was worthy to command; but that Richard, that coxcomb and poltroon, was surely the basest fellow alive; what is become of that fool?" Cromwell...
- Raff, Megawhatts, Lackno, Mechaneer, Trombipulor, Sergeant Cast Iron, Poltroon, Cooper, Big Chuck, Chromastone, Contumelia, Pretty Boy Vreedles 2012–15...
- an anti-Stalinist, a communist believer and a cynic, a self-publicizing poltroon and a crusty philanthropist, a trouble-maker and a peacemaker, a stimulating...
- have firearms – the arms of a coward, as they said, for they enable the poltroon to kill the brave without awaiting his attack." Even though their fire...
- ordered by Silvester to stand his ground or to "risk being considered a poltroon." Silvester fires only a deliberately-glancing blow to the arm with the...