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.

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