Platt·​deutsch ˈplat-ˌdȯich How to pronounce Plattdeutsch (audio) ˈplät- How to pronounce Plattdeutsch (audio)
: the Low German speech of northern Germany comprising several dialects

Word History


German, from Dutch Platduitsch, literally, Low German, from plat flat, low + duitsch German

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Plattdeutsch was in 1677

Dictionary Entries Near Plattdeutsch

Cite this Entry

“Plattdeutsch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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