Origin of Gascon
Examples from the Web for gascon
Armagnac, that underappreciated and fiery Gascon brandy, has a long history.Armagnac History and How to Choose the Best Brandy|David Lincoln Ross|February 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
My master presently saw this, and, collecting himself, turned to the amazed Gascon.
The partisans of Monmouth, picturesquely grouped, surrounded the Gascon.
She had, in fact, shown herself in a new light, which overthrew all the Gascon's suppositions.
As Buchanan was somewhat given to hilarity and loved the flavor of Gascon wines, this city probably had its attractions for him.
It was his mother-tongue; and though he was often expostulated with for using it, he never forsook the Gascon.Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist|Samuel Smiles
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Word Origin for gascon
British Dictionary definitions for gascon (2 of 2)
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."