Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BRANKSOME, adj. Dashing; “strutting; marching demonstratively” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., obs.). Edb. 1788  J. Macaulay Poems 126:
That heart, till than, I aye cou'd ca' my ain, While branksome wooers made their suit in vain.

[From Brank, v.2, 1, to prance, strut + -some. Cf. fearsome, tiresome, etc.]

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