Definition of Wessi in US English:

Wessi

noun

informal
  • A citizen of West Germany.

    Compare with Ossi
    • ‘‘When I realized Ossis and Wessis were growing further apart, I had to illustrate that,’ she said.’
    • ‘Now, however, they have sprung back to life, owned perhaps by Wessis but mostly staffed by the Ossis they aim to please.’
    • ‘There are still clashes between Wessis and Ossis.’
    • ‘Ossis and Wessis, as East and West Germans are called, get along just fine in Berlin these days, he insisted.’
    • ‘The dingiest place we saw in Berlin was on the Wessi side, changing from S - to U-bahn at Yorckstrasse.’
    • ‘It actually makes me angry to hear Wessis making jokes about the Ossis or criticizing them for whatever reason.’
    • ‘As an illustration, he describes how some got their elderly Wessi relatives to smuggle forbidden commodities across the border and then later used those goods as needed.’

Origin

Probably from German Westdeutsche ‘West German’.

Pronunciation

Wessi

/ˈwesē/