- Mrs.; Madam: German title of respect used to address a married woman: now also used to address a single woman, esp. in business
- a married woman
- a wife
Origin: German ; from Old High German frouwa, mistress ; from Indo-European an unverified form prōwo- ; from base an unverified form per-, beyond from source far, first, fore
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noun pl. Frau·en Abbr. Fr.
Origin: German, from Middle High German vrowe, from Old High German frouwa; see per1 in Indo-European roots.