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 Florida’s Bigfoot, the Sasquatch of the Swamp, the Abominable Snowman of the subtropics, the Yeti of the Glades. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 20 May 2024 Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in Alpha Gang, the new comedy from David and Nathan Zellner, the sibling duo behind wacky Sundance entry Sasquatch Sunset. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2024 So driving a higher-end Sasquatch version designed for maximum adventure definitely required buying the insurance package. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2024 The first was David and Nathan Zellner’s Sasquatch Sunset, which premieres at Sundance Film Festival this month and stars Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2024 And while the video is less shaky and more in-focus than your typical Sasquatch flick, there are plenty of people who just aren’t buying it. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 10 Oct. 2023 Sneaky Sasquatch At its core, Sneaky Sasquatch is about a hungry cryptid in rural western Canada, who must steal food from the campsites and settlements around his home forest to survive. Vulture, 2 Oct. 2023 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

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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

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