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Definition of "basque" [basque]

  • A woman's close-fitting bodice. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "basque" in a sentence
  • "Did you know that the French word "basque" just so happens to be related to the Italian "basta" which means "That's enough!""
  • "Did you know that the French word "basque" just so happens to be related to the Italian "basta" (which means "That's enough!""
  • "An Anglo-Saxon maiden without a rope ladder in the pocket of her basque was a rare sight."