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.

 

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Pol*troon", a.

Base; vile; contemptible; cowardly.

 

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