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Basque

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noun \ˈbask, ˈbäsk\

Definition of Basque

  1. 1 :  a member of a people inhabiting the western Pyrenees on the Bay of Biscay

  2. 2 :  the language of the Basques of unknown relationship

  3. 3 not capitalized :  a tight-fitting bodice for women

Basque adjective


Origin of basque

French, from Middle French, ultimately from Latin Vasco member of a group of ancient peoples inhabiting the present Basque country


First Known Use: 1667

Rhymes with basque



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