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Matʹamore (3 syl.)

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A poltroon, a swaggerer, a Major Bobadil (q.v.). A French term composed of two Spanish words, matar-Moros (a slayer of Moors.)

“Your followers … must bandy and brawl in my court … like so many Matamoros.”—Sir W. Scott: Kenilworth, chap. xvi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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