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Low German

the West Germanic languages not included in the High German group, as English, Dutch, Flemish, or Plattdeutsch.
Abbreviation: LG.
Compare High German (def 1).
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First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Low German

a language of N Germany, spoken esp in rural areas: more closely related to Dutch than to standard High German Also called Plattdeutsch, LG See also German (sense 1), High German (sense 1)
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