bas·​quine | \ (ˈ)ba-¦skēn \
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Definition of basquine

1 : a tightly fitting corsetlike underbodice of heavy material worn especially in the 16th century
2 : a rich outer petticoat worn by Basque and Spanish women

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History and Etymology for basquine

French, from Middle French, from Old Spanish basquiña, from Old Portuguese vasquinha, from vasco Basque, from Latin Vasco

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“Basquine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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