Volks·​deut·​scher | \ ˈfōlksˌdȯichə(r)\
plural Volksdeutsche\ -​chə \

Definition of Volksdeutscher

: a person of German ethnic origin long settled in a central or east European country, repatriated for political reasons by the Nazi regime, and expelled into West Germany after World II

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History and Etymology for Volksdeutscher

German, from volks (genitive of volk people, nation) + deutscher, noun, German, from deutsch, adjective, German, from Old High German diutisc

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