hausfrau

noun
haus·​frau | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌfrau̇ How to pronounce hausfrau (audio) \

Definition of hausfrau

Examples of hausfrau in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Harry's alter ego is a dull breadwinner who, like most male suburbanites, bores his hausfrau (Jamie Lee Curtis) with the minutiae of his drab job. Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 July 2019 Her father was a music teacher, her mother a hausfrau or a housewife. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, 3 Apr. 2018 Being a mother involves being an efficient hausfrau. John Richardson, Town & Country, 13 Oct. 2015

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hausfrau.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of hausfrau

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hausfrau

German, from Haus house + Frau woman, wife

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About hausfrau

Time Traveler for hausfrau

Time Traveler

The first known use of hausfrau was in 1798

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hausfrau

Cite this Entry

“Hausfrau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hausfrau. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on hausfrau

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for hausfrau

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!