Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Gascony.
  • noun The Romance language of Gascony, sometimes considered a dialect of Occitan.
  • adjective Of or relating to Gascony, the Gascons, or their language or culture.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[French, from Latin Vasconēs, the Basques.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman gascoign, gascun et al., Middle French gascon, from Latin plural Vascōnēs. Compare Basque.

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