noun bas·quine \(ˈ)ba-¦skēn\

Definition of basquine



  1. 1 :  a tightly fitting corsetlike underbodice of heavy material worn especially in the 16th century

  2. 2 :  a rich outer petticoat worn by Basque and Spanish women

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Origin and Etymology of basquine

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

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