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.
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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Related Words for gasconbraggart
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The man shall answer to me, be he Gascon or English, who carries it beyond this room.
"We are your subjects, sire," said the Gascon barons, though with no very good grace.
The face of the Gascon darkened, and his eyes flashed with resentment.
I remember such a one in Picardy, with a name as long as a Gascon's pedigree.
"He is of the family of the Iscariot, I should opine," answered the Gascon.
British Dictionary definitions for gascon
Word Origin for gascon
C14: from Old French gascoun; compare Latin Vasconēs Basque
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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Word Origin and History for gascon
"native of Gascony," late 14c., from Middle French Gascon, from Vulgar Latin *Wasco, from Latin Vasco, singular of Vascones, the name of the ancient inhabitants of the Pyrénées (see Basque). Proverbially a boastful people, hence gasconade (n.), "bragging talk."
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