Drawcansir Draw"can*sir, n. [From the name of a bullying braggart character in the play by George Villiers called ``The Rehearsal.''] A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully. [1913 Webster]

The leader was of an ugly look and gigantic stature; he acted like a drawcansir, sparing neither friend nor foe. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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