[ jur-muh n ]
/ ˈdʒɜr mən /


of or relating to Germany, its inhabitants, or their language.



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Origin of German

1520–30; < Latin Germānus German; cognate with Greek Germanoí (plural)

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Example sentences from the Web for pro-german

British Dictionary definitions for pro-german (1 of 4)



in favour of or supporting Germany, its people, culture, etcpro-German sentiment in Britain

British Dictionary definitions for pro-german (2 of 4)

/ (ˈdʒɜːmən) /


US a dance consisting of complicated figures and changes of partners

Word Origin for german

C19: shortened from German cotillion

British Dictionary definitions for pro-german (3 of 4)

/ (ˈdʒɜːmən) /


(used in combination)
  1. having the same parents as oneselfa brother-german
  2. having a parent that is a brother or sister of either of one's own parentscousin-german
a less common word for germane

Word Origin for german

C14: via Old French germain, from Latin germānus of the same race, from germen sprout, offshoot

British Dictionary definitions for pro-german (4 of 4)

/ (ˈdʒɜːmən) /


the official language of Germany and Austria and one of the official languages of Switzerland; the native language of approximately 100 million people. It is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch, closely related to English and Dutch. There is considerable diversity of dialects; modern standard German is a development of Old High German, influenced by Martin Luther's translation of the BibleSee also High German, Low German
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Germany
a person whose native language is GermanSwiss Germans; Volga Germans


denoting, relating to, or using the German language
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of any German state or its people

Other words from German

Related prefixes: Germano-, Teuto-
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