Fräulein definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. Fräulein Abbr. Frl.
- Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the name of an unmarried woman or girl.
- fräulein Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman in a German-speaking area.
- Chiefly British A German governess.
Origin: German, diminutive of Frau, woman; see Frau.