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

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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, "'True Lies': THR's 1994 Review," 15 July 2019 Her father was a music teacher, her mother a hausfrau or a housewife. Carol Motsinger,, "Doris Day celebrates her birthday - the correct one - with a party for pooches," 3 Apr. 2018 Being a mother involves being an efficient hausfrau. John Richardson, Town & Country, "The Punk Princess Who Restored the Palace at Regensburg," 13 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of hausfrau

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hausfrau

German, from Haus house + Frau woman, wife

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“Hausfrau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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