Definition of East German in English:

East German

noun

  • 1Specifically. A native or inhabitant of the German Democratic Republic (1949–90), or the area corresponding to this.

  • 2historical A member of any of the ancient eastern Germanic-speaking peoples of north and central Europe; a Goth.

adjective

  • 1Specifically. Of or relating to the German Democratic Republic (1949–90); or the area corresponding to this.

  • 2historical Of or relating to the eastern parts of ancient Germanic-speaking Europe.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From east + German.

Pronunciation

East German

/ˈiːst ˌdʒəːmən/