basquine

noun

bas·​quine
(ˈ)ba-¦skēn
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Basquine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basquine. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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