American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A woman's close-fitting bodice.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a race of unknown origin inhabiting the Basque provinces and other parts of Spain in the neighborhood of the Pyrenees, and part of the department of Basses-Pyrénées, France.
- n. The language of the Basques, supposed to represent the tongue of the ancient Iberians, the primitive inhabitants of Spain. No connection between it and any other language has as yet been made out. Like the tongues of America, it is highly polysynthetic. It is supposed to represent the tongue of a race existing in southwestern Europe before the immigration of the Indo-European tribes.
- Pertaining to the Basques or their language.
- n. The short skirt of the body-garment worn by both sexes.
- n. A kind of short-skirted jacket worn by women, forming the upper part of a dress: probably so called because it was worn by the Basques.
- n. A dish of minced mutton, mixed with bread-crumbs, eggs, etc., seasoned and baked.
- n. The part of a waistcoat etc. extending below the waist.
- n. A woman's close-fitting bodice having such a feature; a corset.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language.
- n. One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.
- n. The language spoken by the Basque people.
- n. A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the
- n. the language of the Basque people; of no known relation to any other language
- n. a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
- From French basque. (Wiktionary)
- French, skirt of a garment, alteration (perhaps influenced by Basque, Basque) of Old French baste, from Italian basta, tuck, possibly of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“An Anglo-Saxon maiden without a rope ladder in the pocket of her basque was a rare sight.”
“Off came the green silk dress with its tight "basque" and overskirt.”
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