[sas-kwoch, -kwach]


Origin of Sasquatch

First recorded in 1925–30, Sasquatch is from the Mainland Halkomelem word sέsq̉əc Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sasquatch

sasquatch, yeti

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British Dictionary definitions for sasquatch



(in Canadian folklore) in British Columbia, a hairy beast or manlike monster said to leave huge footprints

Word Origin for sasquatch

from Salish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sasquatch

1929, from Halkomelem (Salishan), a native language of the Pacific Northwest, sæsq'ec, one of a race of huge, hairy man-monsters supposed to inhabit the Pacific northwest woods in American Indian lore and also known as bigfoot.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper