- the high German speech of Switzerland, Alsace, and southwestern Germany.Compare Bavarian(def 3).
- of or relating to Alemannic or the Alemanni.
Origin of Alemannic
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- the group of High German dialects spoken in Alsace, Switzerland, and SW Germany
- the language of the ancient Alemanni, from which these modern dialects have developedSee also Old High German
- of or relating to the Alemanni, their speech, or the High German dialects descended from it
C18: from Late Latin Alamannicus, of Germanic origin
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