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coward

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We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages—we don't throw it away all at once.
Robert A. Cook
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Etymology

From Old French coart, cuard ( > French couard), from coe (tail) (from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cauda) + -ard. The reference seems to be to an animal "turning tail", or having its tail between its legs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkaʊəd/

Noun

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coward

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  1. A person who lacks courage.

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