- a subbranch of Germanic that includes English, Frisian, Flemish, Dutch, Plattdeutsch, Yiddish, and German. Abbreviation: WGmc
- of or relating to this subbranch of Germanic.
Origin of West Germanic
First recorded in 1890–95
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- a subbranch of the Germanic languages that consists of English, Frisian, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Low German, German, Yiddish, and their associated dialects