Meaning of West German in English:

West German

adjective

  • 1historical Of or relating to the western parts of ancient Germanic-speaking Europe.

  • 2Specifically. Of or relating to the Federal Republic of Germany (founded 1949) before reunification, or the area corresponding to this (prior to 1949, the parts occupied by the Americans, British, and French; after 1990, the corresponding area of unified Germany).

noun

  • 1historical A native or inhabitant of the western parts of ancient Germanic-speaking Europe; specifically a speaker of West Germanic.

  • 2Specifically. A native or inhabitant of the Federal Republic of Germany (founded 1949) before reunification, or the area corresponding to this.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From west + German.

Pronunciation

West German

/ˌwɛst ˈdʒəːmən/