Gascon

Gascon

[gas-kuhn]
noun
1.
a native of Gascony, France, the inhabitants of which were reputedly very boastful.
2.
(lowercase) a boaster or braggart.
adjective
3.
pertaining to Gascony or its people.
4.
(lowercase) boastful; bragging.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English gascoyne, gascoun < Old French, ultimately < Latin Vascōnēs the inhabitants of the Basque country and adjacent areas

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gascon (ˈɡæskən)
 
n
rare a boaster; braggart
 
[C14: from Old French gascoun; compare Latin Vasconēs Basque]

Gascon (ˈɡæskən)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Gascony
2.  the dialect of French spoken in Gascony
 
adj
3.  of or relating to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their dialect of French

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Gascon
"native of Gascony," late 14c., from M.Fr., from V.L. *Wasco, from L. Vasco, sing. of Vascones, the name of the ancient inhabitants of the Pyrénées (see Basque). Proverbially a boastful people, hence gasconade (n.), "bragging talk," 1709, from French.
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