Definition of Wessi in English:

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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'.

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Syllabification: Wes·si

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