Basque meaning

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A woman's close-fitting bodice.
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A member of a people of unknown origin inhabiting the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
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The language of the Basques, of no known linguistic affiliation.
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A woman's tightfitting bodice or tunic.
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A member of a people living in the W Pyrenees of Spain and France.
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The language of this people: it is not known to be related to any other language.
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Of the Basques or their language or culture.
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The part of a waistcoat etc. extending below the waist.
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A woman's close-fitting bodice having such a feature; a corset.
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The language of the Basque people.
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A member of a people living in the western Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay in France and Spain.
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Relative to the Basque people or their language.
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Origin of basque

  • French skirt of a garment alteration (perhaps influenced by Basque Basque) of Old French baste from Italian basta tuck possibly of Germanic origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French probably from Latin Vascō perhaps from Varscunes, Vascunes ethnonym of the Pyrenees region in antiquity
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French basque (“Basque”), from Latin Vascones, a Roman era tribe in the Franco-Cantabrian region of southern Europe who were ancestors of the current Basque population. Cognate to Gascon; see Gascony for details.
    From Wiktionary
  • From French basque.
    From Wiktionary