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n. pl. Frau·en (frou′ən) Abbr. Fr.
Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the surname or professional title of an adult woman. See Usage Note at miss2.
[German, from Middle High German vrowe, from Old High German frouwa; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl Frauen (ˈfraʊən) or Fraus
a married German woman: usually used as a title equivalent to Mrs and sometimes extended to older unmarried women
[from Old High German frouwa; related to Dutch vrouw]
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n., pl. Frau•en (ˈfraʊ ən) Fraus.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for a married woman.
[1820–20; < German]
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|Noun||1.||Frau - a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman|
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
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