American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A housewife.
- n. Alternative capitalization of Hausfrau
- German : Haus, house (from Middle High German hūs, from Old High German) + Frau, wife; see Frau. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He found the German woman not the mild and simple 'hausfrau' of folk lore, but a virile woman with a creed that the production of children was her first duty, not only to her husband and herself, but to her country.”
“It would be deeply unpopular with the German "hausfrau”
“Specifically, the ads she recently shot for Dolce & Gabbana, in which she does her best impression of a miserable, yet beautiful, hausfrau.”
“January 22nd, 2010 at 5: 17 am drunken hausfrau anyone see Tom Toles today? pretty much says it all …”
“In this final chapter, he leaves contented hausfrau Brünnhilde at home as he pursues a knightly quest that takes him to the castle of the Gibich: Gunther, his sister, Gutrune, and their villainous half-brother Hagen, who concocts a plot to marry Gutrune to Siegfried by giving him a magic potion that will make him forget Brünnhilde and fall helplessly in love with her.”
“Or people who are horrified that now that you can get Thai green chillies in the supermarket, every hausfrau can cook up a curry.”
“Lena liked to give the pious hausfrau eyes, but, really, not so long ago she had been the family lark; it was a shame, Jesse felt, to witness the change.”
“Best actress: Thrilled to see Martha Plimpton, as Raising Hope's sardonic too-young-to-be-a-grandma, get a nomination, though sorry that The Middle's harried hausfrau Patricia Heaton was snubbed.”
“Byrd's Zette dazzled as the giddy hausfrau, ebullient and extroverted, attentive to her appearance, more so when Dora splashed into the apartment.”
“- Why not take your hausfrau sonya for a little light lunch in a curry house and there you can explain your problems and probably find some answers - have a nice weekend Wilhelm you have given me a good start.”
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