Meaning of Westphalian in English:



  • Relating to or characteristic of the former German province of Westphalia or its inhabitants.

    ‘a sleepy Westphalian village’
    • ‘International borders becoming more legally defined was largely the result of the establishment of the Westphalian sovereignty system.’
    • ‘I relished the roasted Brussels sprouts topped with Westphalian ham and the cauliflower enhanced with caramelized onions, capers, and chicken skin crackling.’
    • ‘He rode the Westphalian gelding to victory in the six-year-old category.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the former German province of Westphalia.

    ‘the prince was himself a Westphalian’
    • ‘Charles Hallé, a Westphalian who moved to Paris and came to England in 1848, founded an orchestra for the Manchester Exhibition of 1857.’
    • ‘The following year a Westphalian made the first serious proposal for the strategic use of railways.’
    • ‘If the Westphalians are able to replicate that performance and add a bit more efficiency up front, they should return with three points in the bag.’