adjective \ˈfremd\

Definition of fremd

  1. 1 now chiefly Scottish :  foreign, unfamiliar

  2. 2 now chiefly Scottish :  not belonging to one's own family or household :  unrelated




noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of fremd

Middle English fremd, fremde, from Old English fremde; akin to Old High German fremidi, framadi strange, Gothic framatheis strange, belonging to someone else, alienated; all from a prehistoric East Germanic-West Germanic adjective derived from a word represented by Old English fram from, away — more at from

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