Sas·​quatch ˈsa-ˌskwach How to pronounce Sasquatch (audio) -ˌskwäch How to pronounce Sasquatch (audio)
: 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

Examples of Sasquatch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The venue will replace the existing Harrison Visitor Information Center and Sasquatch Museum, offering more room for artifacts and exhibits about this mythical figure. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Sep. 2023 Though Nessie has never been proved to exist, the myth’s attraction — like that of Bigfoot or Sasquatch — has endured over the decades, sparking research, exploration and stories. Justine McDaniel, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2023 Payne’s 6-foot-4 height and long hair give him the vibe of an alternative-rock Sasquatch. Matt Wake |, al, 26 Jan. 2023 Team Rubicon will receive two Bronco Sasquatch SUVs and 15 pickup trucks: 10 F-150 Hybrids, three F-150 Lightning EV pickups, and two F-350s. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 20 June 2023

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Word History


Halkomelem (Salishan language of southwestern British Columbia) sésq̓əc

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sasquatch was in 1929

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“Sasquatch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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Sas·​quatch ˈsas-ˌkwach How to pronounce Sasquatch (audio) -ˌkwäch How to pronounce Sasquatch (audio)

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