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A citizen of West Germany.
- ‘It actually makes me angry to hear Wessis making jokes about the Ossis or criticizing them for whatever reason.’
- ‘Ossis and Wessis, as East and West Germans are called, get along just fine in Berlin these days, he insisted.’
- ‘‘When I realized Ossis and Wessis were growing further apart, I had to illustrate that,’ she said.’
- ‘The dingiest place we saw in Berlin was on the Wessi side, changing from S - to U-bahn at Yorckstrasse.’
- ‘As an illustration, he describes how some got their elderly Wessi relatives to smuggle forbidden commodities across the border and then later used those goods as needed.’
- ‘There are still clashes between Wessis and Ossis.’
- ‘Now, however, they have sprung back to life, owned perhaps by Wessis but mostly staffed by the Ossis they aim to please.’
Probably from German Westdeutsche ‘West German’.
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