welsch

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From Old High German walahisc, walahisk, walask, from Proto-Germanic *walhiskaz. Cognate to English Welsh, Dutch Waals, Danish vælsk.

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welsch ‎(comparative welscher, superlative am welschesten)

  1. (dated) pertaining to Wales or the language Welsh
  2. pertaining to the Romance-speaking areas and population of Switzerland
  3. (dated, often pejorative) pertaining to the Romance languages and their speakers in general, particularly French and Italians
  4. (archaic, often pejorative) of non-Germanic words in German; so used, for example, by purists of the 19th and early 20th century
  5. (archaic) foreign, not native

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