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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the surname or professional title of an adult woman.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In German use, a woman; a married woman; a wife; lady; as a title, Madame; Mrs.: as, Frau Schultze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun In Germany, a woman; a married woman; a wife; -- as a title, equivalent to Mrs., Madam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman

Etymologies

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

[German, from Middle High German vrowe, from Old High German frouwa; see per in Indo-European roots.]

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