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Bawsin \Baw"sin\, Bawson \Baw"son\, n. [OE. bawson, baucyne, badger (named from its color), OF. bauzan, bau[,c]ant, bauchant, spotted with white, pied; cf. It. balzano, F. balzan, a white-footed horse, It. balza border, trimming, fr. L. balteus belt, border, edge. Cf. Belt.]

  1. A badger. [Obs.]
    --B. Jonson.

  2. A large, unwieldy person. [Obs.]


n. 1 (context obsolete English) A badger. 2 (context obsolete English) A large, unwieldy person.