- the Old English dialect of the West Saxons, the major literary dialect of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex before the Conquest
- a person born or living in Wessex (the kingdom)
See West Saxon in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The dialect of Old English used in southern England that was the chief literary dialect of England before the Norman Conquest.
- One of the Saxons inhabiting Wessex during the centuries before the Norman Conquest.