noun \ˈfrau̇\

Definition of Frau



play \ˈfrau̇(-ə)n\

sometimes disparaging

  1. :  a German married woman :  wife —used as a title equivalent to Mrs.

Origin and Etymology of frau

German, woman, wife, from Old High German frouwa mistress, lady; akin to Old English frēa lord, Old High German fruma advantage — more at foremost

First Known Use: circa 1813

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