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Gascon

[gas-kuh n] /ˈgæs kən/
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
1325-1375
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

gascon

/ˈɡæskən/
noun
1.
(rare) a boaster; braggart
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gascoun; compare Latin Vasconēs Basque

Gascon

/ˈɡæskən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Gascony
2.
the dialect of French spoken in Gascony
adjective
3.
of or relating to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their dialect of French
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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."

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