Volksdeutscher

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Volksdeutscher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Volksdeutscher. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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