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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the name of an unmarried woman or girl.
  • n. Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman in a German-speaking area.
  • n. Chiefly British A German governess.

Etymologies

German, diminutive of Frau, woman; see Frau.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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