SASQUATCHES

Sasquatch

[sas-kwoch, -kwach]
noun

Origin:
1925–30; < Mainland Halkomelem sέsq̉əc

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sasquatch (ˈsæsˌkwætʃ)
 
n
(in Canadian folklore) in British Columbia, a hairy beast or manlike monster said to leave huge footprints
 
[from Salish]

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sasquatch
1929, from Halkomelem (Salish), 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 Amer.Indian lore and also known as bigfoot.
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