Folklore a huge, hairy, humanlike creature with long arms, living in the mountains of NW North America
Origin of sasquatch; from Salish saskehavas, wild men
Origin of SasquatchHalkomelem (Salishan language of southwest British Columbia) s&egr;´sq'&schwa;č.
- (cryptozoology) A large hairy humanoid creature of western North America; a Bigfoot.
From Halkomelem sÃ¡sq'ets.