Definition of Wessi in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈwesē/ /ˈvesē/


A citizen of West Germany. Compare with Ossi.
Example sentences
  • It actually makes me angry to hear Wessis making jokes about the Ossis or criticizing them for whatever reason.
  • Ossis and Wessis, as East and West Germans are called, get along just fine in Berlin these days, he insisted.
  • ‘When I realized Ossis and Wessis were growing further apart, I had to illustrate that,’ she said.


Probably from German Westdeutsche 'West German'.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.