Gascon


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Gas·con

 (găs′kən)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Gascony.
2. The Romance language of Gascony, sometimes considered a dialect of Occitan.
adj.
Of or relating to Gascony, the Gascons, or their language or culture.

[French, from Latin Vasconēs, the Basques.]

gas·con

 (găs′kən)
n.
A boastful person; a braggart.

[From Gascon (from the traditional stereotype of Gascons as braggarts).]
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gascon

(ˈɡæskən)
n
rare a boaster; braggart
[C14: from Old French gascoun; compare Latin Vasconēs Basque]

Gascon

(ˈɡæskən)
n
1. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Gascony
2. (Languages) the dialect of French spoken in Gascony
adj
of or relating to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their dialect of French
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Gas•con

(ˈgæs kən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Gascony.
2. the Romance speech of Gascony.
3. (l.c.) boaster; braggart.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Gascony, its inhabitants, or their speech.
[1325–75; < Old French, ultimately < Latin Vascōnēs]
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Translations

Gascon

[ˈgæskən]
A. ADJgascón
B. N
1.gascón/ona m/f
2. (Ling) → gascón m
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References in classic literature ?
"So!" thought the Gascon "here's a young blade who has already his love affair, who doesn't at all agree with Athos in his hatred to the fair sex.
The Gascon gave a last twirl to his mustache, a last turn to his hair, brushed, from habit, the brim of his hat with the sleeve of his doublet, and went downstairs.
"Not likely," answered the Gascon; "these marks are regular."
"On whose side?" asked Athos, fixing his clear, benevolent glance on the countenance of the Gascon.
Ah, cursed Gascon that I am, I get from one hobble into another.
Aramis blushed excessively, and snatched rather than took the handkerchief from the hand of the Gascon.
"Ah, you take it with that tone, do you, Master Gascon? Well, I will teach you how to behave yourself."
"I am from Gascony, it is true; and since you know it, there is no occasion to tell you that Gascons are not very patient, so that when they have begged to be excused once, were it even for a folly, they are convinced that they have done already at least as much again as they ought to have done."
The Gascon warrior winced a little at the allusion, nor were his countrymen around him better pleased, for on the only occasion when they had encountered the arms of France without English aid they had met with a heavy defeat.
"There are some who say, sire," said the burly De Clisson, "that the score is already overpaid, for that without Gascon help Bertrand had not been taken at Auray, nor had King John been overborne at Poictiers."
The man shall answer to me, be he Gascon or English, who carries it beyond this room.
"We are your subjects, sire," said the Gascon barons, though with no very good grace.