A kind-hearted, witty nobleman, kinsman to the Prince of
Verona, in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Being mortally
wounded by Tybalt, he was asked if he were hurt, and replied, “A
scratch, a scratch; marry, 'tis enough.”
The Mercutio of actors.
Lewis, who displayed in acting the combination of the fop and real
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894