[ gas-kuhn ]
/ ˈgæs kən /
a native of Gascony, France, the inhabitants of which were reputedly very boastful.
(lowercase) a boaster or braggart.
pertaining to Gascony or its people.
(lowercase) boastful; bragging.
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Origin of Gascon
1325–75; Middle English gascoyne, gascoun<Old French, ultimately <Latin Vascōnēs the inhabitants of the Basque country and adjacent areas
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How to use Gascon in a sentence
Armagnac, that underappreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history.
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
He was Gascon to the backbone, and his tongue too often betrayed his most secret and his most transient thoughts.
But while everything seemed so favourable the crafty Gascon from the first foresaw the dangers which beset his path.
British Dictionary definitions for Gascon (1 of 2)
Word Origin for gascon
C14: from Old French gascoun; compare Latin Vasconēs Basque
British Dictionary definitions for Gascon (2 of 2)
a native or inhabitant of Gascony
the dialect of French spoken in Gascony
of or relating to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their dialect of French
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