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pot-valiant ‎(comparative more pot-valiant, superlative most pot-valiant)

  1. (archaic) Having bravado from drunkenness.
    • 1831, Sir Walter Scott, The Surgeon's Daughter, ch. 7:
      "You know the sort of fellows that we are obliged to content ourselves with—they get drunk—grow pot-valiant—enlist over-night, and repent next morning."
    • 1900, Fergus Hume, The Bishop's Secret, ch. 35:
      He looked up as the horse approached, but did not run away, being rendered pot-valiant by the liquor he had drunk earlier in the evening.


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