A lazy, good-natured person, the national impersonation of the
Russians as a people, as John Bull is of the English, Brother
Jonathan of the Americans, Jean Crapaud of the French, and Cousin Michael of the Germans.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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