Low German

noun

1
: the German dialects of northern Germany especially as used since the end of the medieval period : plattdeutsch
2
: the West Germanic languages other than High German

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Low German was in 1838

Dictionary Entries Near Low German

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“Low German.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Low%20German. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Low German

noun

: the German dialects of northern Germany especially since the end of the Middle Ages
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