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[frou; English frou] /fraʊ; English fraʊ/
noun, plural Frauen
[frou-uh n] /ˈfraʊ ən/ (Show IPA).
English, Fraus
[frouz] /fraʊz/ (Show IPA).
a married woman; a wife.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for a married woman, corresponding to Mrs. Unabridged
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noun (pl) Frauen (ˈfraʊən), Fraus
a married German woman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs and sometimes extended to older unmarried women
Word Origin
from Old High German frouwa; related to Dutch vrouw
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Word Origin and History for Frau



"married woman," 1813, from German Frau "woman, wife," from Middle High German vrouwe "lady, mistress," from Old High German frouwa "mistress, lady" (9c.), from Proto-Germanic *frowo- "lady," fem. of *frawan "lord," from PIE root *per- (1) "beyond, forward," in extended senses "chief, first" (see per).

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One's wife: and escort your incomparable frau to a tea dance/ his reward from the frau

[1902+; fr German]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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