Gascon

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

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Gascon (plural Gascons)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Gascony, a region of southwest France. [from 14th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.8:
      I am a Gascoine, and there is no vice wherein I have lesse skill: I hate it somewhat more by complexion, than I accuse it by discourse.
    • 1948, ‘The New Pictures’, Time, 1 Nov.:
      Gene Kelly plays D'Artagnan as an irrepressible, tongue-in-cheek Gascon who is knee-deep in gory swordplay.
  2. (obsolete) A braggart; a bully.

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Gascon (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Gascony.
  2. (obsolete) braggart; swaggering

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Gascon

  1. The dialect of the Occitan language spoken in Gascony.

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Gascon m (plural Gascons, feminine Gasconne)

  1. Gascon person

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