Sasquatch

noun Sas·quatch \ ˈsa-ˌskwach , -ˌskwäch \

Definition of Sasquatch

:a hairy creature like a human being reported to exist in the northwestern U.S. and western Canada and said to be a primate between 6 and 15 feet (1.8 and 4.6 meters) tall called also bigfoot

Origin and Etymology of sasquatch

Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwestern British Columbia) sésq̓əc


SASQUATCH Defined for English Language Learners

Sasquatch

noun

Definition of Sasquatch for English Language Learners

  • : a large, hairy creature that walks on two feet like a man and that some people claim to have seen in the northwestern U.S. and western Canada


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