West Germanic

noun

: a subdivision of the Germanic languages including English, Frisian, Dutch, and German see Indo-European Languages Table

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of West Germanic was in 1875

Dictionary Entries Near West Germanic

Cite this Entry

“West Germanic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/West%20Germanic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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