Origin: Fr < Prov basto < ?; altered by assoc. with Fr basquine, kind of petticoat < Sp basquiña < basco, vasco, Basque
Origin: Fr < Sp Vasco; ult. < L Vascones, the Basques
See basque in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, skirt of a garment
Origin: , alteration (perhaps influenced by Basque, Basque)
Origin: of Old French baste
Origin: , from Italian basta, tuck
Origin: , possibly of Germanic origin.
Origin: , probably from Latin Vascō
Origin: , perhaps from Barscunes, Bascunes, ethnonym of the Pyrenees region in antiquity.
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