Definition of Gascon in English:

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Gascon

Pronunciation: /ˈɡask(ə)n/

noun

1A native or inhabitant of Gascony.
Example sentences
  • At that time, much of their territory was seized by Spaniards, Gascons, and Catalans.
  • An acquired taste has been created, which suffers under disappointment as cruelly as when the Greenlander is deprived of his whale-blubber, the Gascon of his garlic, and the East Indian of his curry.
  • In return the Gascons imported English cloth, leather, and corn.
2 (gascon) archaic A boastful person.
With allusion to the perceived character of natives of Gascony
Example sentences
  • He is something of a Gascon, boastful and vain of his own achievements.

adjective

Relating to Gascony or its people: Gascon wines
More example sentences
  • But did they pretend to naval power beyond such dictates, or occasionally commandeering the resources of English merchants trading with Scandinavian, Flemish, or, later, Gascon ports?
  • Then, unless you're a Gascon peasant with a farmyard full of ducks and pigs, the shopping alone is going to eat into your house-in - France fund, not to mention occupy you for a good day.
  • The expression ‘a Gascon promise’ is only ever used ironically.

Origin

Via Old French from Latin Vasco, Vascon-; related to Basque.

Words that rhyme with Gascon

Alaskan, Madagascan, Nebraskan

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Gas¦con

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