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Definition of poltroon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

poltroon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pɒlˈtruːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pɑːlˈtruːn//
 
(old use, disapproving)
 
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a coward (= a person who lacks courage) Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French poltron, from Italian poltrone, perhaps from poltro ‘sluggard’.