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Sasquatch

[sas-kwoch, -kwach] /ˈsæs kwɒtʃ, -kwætʃ/
noun
1.
Origin
Mainland Halkomelem
1925-1930
1925-30; < Mainland Halkomelem sέsq̉əc
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British Dictionary definitions for Sasquatch

sasquatch

/ˈsæsˌkwætʃ/
noun
1.
(in Canadian folklore) in British Columbia, a hairy beast or manlike monster said to leave huge footprints
Word Origin
from Salish
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Word Origin and History for Sasquatch

sasquatch

n.

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.

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