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

Word History


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

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“Basquine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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