The definition of German is relating to the culture of Germany.(adjective)
An example of German used as an adjective is German food, such as weiner schnitzel.
The definition of a German is a person from Germany, a person who has ancestors from Germany, or any of the West Germanic languages.(noun)
See german in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME germain, german < OFr germain < L germanus, akin to germen, a sprout, germ
Origin: ME (only in pl.) < ML Germanus < L, prob. < Celt
See german in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Short for German cotillion.
Origin: Middle English germain
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin germānus
Origin: , from germen, offshoot; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin Germānus.
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