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[plaht-doich] /ˈplɑtˌdɔɪtʃ/

the Low German vernacular dialects spoken in northern Germany.
/German ˈplatdɔytʃ/
another name for Low German

“Low German dialect of northern Germany,” 1814, from German, from Dutch platduits, literally “flat (or low) German,” from plat “flat, plain, clear” + duits “German” (see Dutch). In contrast to the speech of the upland parts of Germany.


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