German [jur-muh n] /ˈdʒɜr mən/ Show IPA
of or pertaining to Germany, its inhabitants, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Germany.
a descendant of a native of Germany.
Also called High German
. an Indo-European language that is based on a High German
dialect, is official in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and is also widely used as an international language for scholarship and science. Abbreviation:
any variety of West Germanic
speech native to Germany, Austria, or Switzerland.
(usually lowercase) an elaborate social dance resembling a cotillion.
(lowercase) New England and South Atlantic States. a dancing party featuring the german.
1520–30; < Latin Germānus German; cognate with Greek Germanoí (plural)
anti-German, noun, adjective
non-German, adjective, noun
pre-German, adjective, noun
pro-German, adjective, noun
pseudo-German, adjective, noun