German
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Germanus, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. a member of any of the Germanic peoples inhabiting western Europe in Roman times 2. a. a native or inhabitant of Germany b. a person of German descent c. one whose native language is German and who is a native of a country other than Germany 3. a. the Germanic language spoken mainly in Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland b. the literary and official language of Germany 4. often not capitalized a. a dance consisting of intricate figures that are improvised and intermingled with waltzes b. chiefly Midland a dancing party; specifically one at which the german is danced II. adjective Date: 15th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Germany, the Germans, or German

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