from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's close-fitting bodice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of a waistcoat etc. extending below the waist.
- n. A woman's close-fitting bodice having such a feature; a corset.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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 Basques.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
From French basque. (Wiktionary)