mid-13c., from Old French coart "coward" (no longer the usual word in French, which has now in this sense poltron, from Italian, and lâche), from coe "tail," from ...
Celina's husband was a fool, a coward, and a pig, and to prove it to her, Victor intended to hammer his head into a jelly the next time he encountered him.
a proven coward who had deserted his troops <the soldiers who ran as soon as the first shots were fired were branded as cowards>
The definition of a coward is a person who lacks courage and turns away from danger.
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Look at that man running from me, such a coward. "I don't want to go in there, I'm scared" said the coward. Henry, I cannot believe you finished the rest of my vodka.
Etymology. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word coward came into English from the Old French word coart (modern French couard), a combination of the ...
Biography Early years. Coward was born in 1899 in Teddington, Middlesex, a south-western suburb of London. His parents were Arthur Sabin Coward (1856–1937), a piano ...
bully is always a coward Prov. Bullies will only intimidate people who are much weaker than they are, because they are afraid of losing a fight. Child: Dad, Joey ...
Thus the young ladies are as much ashamed of being cowards and fools as the men, and despise all personal ornaments, beyond decency and cleanliness: neither did I ...