Definitions for cowardˈkaʊ ərd
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a person who shows fear or timidity
Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward(noun)
English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
A person who lacks courage.
Origin: From coart, cuard ( > French couard), from coe + -ard; is in turn from cauda. The reference seems to be to an animal “turning tail”, or having its tail between its legs, especially a dog.
borne in the escutcheon with his tail doubled between his legs; -- said of a lion
destitute of courage; timid; cowardly
belonging to a coward; proceeding from, or expressive of, base fear or timidity
a person who lacks courage; a timid or pusillanimous person; a poltroon
to make timorous; to frighten
Origin: [OF. couard, coard, coart, n. and adj., F. couard, fr. OF. coe, coue, tail, F. queue (fr. L. coda, a form of cauda tail) + -ard; orig., short-tailed, as an epithet of the hare, or perh., turning tail, like a scared dog. Cf. Cue, Queue, Caudal.]
Coward is a town in Florence County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 650 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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