Gascon
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɡæskən/
Noun

Gascon (plural Gascons)

  1. A native or inhabitant of Gascony, a region of southwest France. [from 14th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 8, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      I am a Gascoine, and there is no vice wherein I have lesse skill: I hate it somewhat more by complexion, than I accuse it by discourse.
    • 1948, ‘The New Pictures’, Time, 1 Nov.:
      Gene Kelly plays D'Artagnan as an irrepressible, tongue-in-cheek Gascon who is knee-deep in gory swordplay.
  2. (obsolete) A braggart; a bully.
Translations Adjective

Gascon (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Gascony.
  2. (obsolete) braggart; swaggering
Translations Proper noun
  1. The dialect of the Occitan language spoken in Gascony.



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