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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Gascony.
  • adj. Of or relating to Gascony, the Gascons, or their language or culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A braggart; a bully.
  • adj. Of or relating to Gascony.
  • adj. braggart; swaggering
  • proper n. The dialect of the Occitan language spoken in Gascony.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Gascony, in France, or to the Gascons; also, braggart; swaggering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native of Gascony, a former province of southwestern France, now divided into several departments.
  • n. A boaster or braggart; a vain-glorious person: from the reputation of the Gascons as a race for extreme boastfulness. See gasconade.
  • n. The common saurel or horse-mackerel, Trachurus trachurus.

Etymologies

French, from Latin Vasconēs, the Basques.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman gascoign, gascun et al., Middle French gascon, from Latin plural Vascōnēs. Compare Basque. (Wiktionary)

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