gascon








noun

  1. a native of Gascony, France, the inhabitants of which were reputedly very boastful.
  2. (lowercase) a boaster or braggart.

adjective

  1. pertaining to Gascony or its people.
  2. (lowercase) boastful; bragging.

noun

  1. rare a boaster; braggart

noun

  1. a native or inhabitant of Gascony
  2. the dialect of French spoken in Gascony

adjective

  1. of or relating to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their dialect of French

“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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