poltroon:

poltroon (pŏl-TRŌŌN)

Definition (Noun) An utter coward; a mean-spirited person; a worthless wretch. Also used as a general term of abuse. Now chiefly archaic or humorous. In Context “In the 1850s, firearms were still considered ‘cowardly weapons with which the poltroon can slay the bravest.'&#
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