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



Origin and Etymology of basque

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

First Known Use: 1653

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