Scaramouche(redirected from scaramouches)
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Scaramouche:see commedia dell'artecommedia dell'arte
, popular form of comedy employing improvised dialogue and masked characters that flourished in Italy from the 16th to the 18th cent. Characters of the Commedia Dell'Arte
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talks a good fight; never does. [Ital. Lit.: Espy, 125]
stock character in commedia dell’arte; boastful poltroon. [Ital. Drama: Brewer Dictionary, 967]