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v. drawled, drawl·ing, drawls
To speak with lengthened or drawn-out vowels.
To utter with lengthened or drawn-out vowels: "We-e-ell," the clerk drawled.
The speech or manner of speaking of one who drawls: a Southern drawl.

[Probably from Low German drauelen, to loiter, delay.]

drawl′er n.
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Noun1.drawler - someone who speaks with a drawl
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
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A disheveled (albeit amiable) drawler, who campaigned on the slogan, "Rumpsey, Dumpsey, who shot Tecumseh," was not the sort a knowing nation wanted for its president--and to think the man never married, yet had two daughters by a Negro and treated them as equals!