Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

poltroon \pol-TROON\, noun:

1. A wretched coward; craven.
1. Marked by utter cowardice.

~Very cool word!  I love when I happen across words that I've never heard before.  Now, I feel compelled to write about a poltroon character.~

Poltroon originally came from the Latin pullus meaning “young animal.” It came to mean an idler or coward in Old French.


  1. I harken back to my Zorro days where I think I first heard that word.

  2. Yeah, I can see it being used on a show like that...Zorro was forever fighting off poltroon characters! :)