\ ˈbask How to pronounce Basque (audio) , ˈbäsk \

Definition of Basque

1 : a member of a people inhabiting the western Pyrenees on the Bay of Biscay
2 : the language of the Basques of unknown relationship
3 not capitalized : a tight-fitting bodice for women

Other Words from Basque

Basque adjective

First Known Use of Basque

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Basque

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

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“Basque.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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