West Germanic

  1. a subbranch of Germanic that includes English, Frisian, Flemish, Dutch, Plattdeutsch, Yiddish, and German. Abbreviations: WGmc, W. Gmc.

  1. of or relating to this subbranch of Germanic.

Origin of West Germanic

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby West Germanic

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British Dictionary definitions for West Germanic

West Germanic

  1. a subbranch of the Germanic languages that consists of English, Frisian, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Low German, German, Yiddish, and their associated dialects

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