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Gascon

[ gas-kuhn ]
/ ˈgæs kən /
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noun
a native of Gascony, France, the inhabitants of which were reputedly very boastful.
(lowercase) a boaster or braggart.
adjective
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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British Dictionary definitions for Gascon (1 of 2)

gascon
/ (ˈɡæskən) /

noun
rare a boaster; braggart

Word Origin for gascon

C14: from Old French gascoun; compare Latin Vasconēs Basque

British Dictionary definitions for Gascon (2 of 2)

Gascon
/ (ˈɡæskən) /

noun
a native or inhabitant of Gascony
the dialect of French spoken in Gascony
adjective
of or relating to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their dialect of French
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