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Ossi

/ˈɒsɪ; German ˈɔsi/
noun
1.
(informal) a native, inhabitant, or citizen of that part of Germany that was formerly East Germany
Word Origin
C20: from German ostdeutsch East German
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noun

an East German; a citizen of the former German Democratic Republic; cf. Wessi

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Usage Note

colloq in Germany since reunification

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