A big, fat woman; a slovenly, coarse, or untidy woman; a woman of low character.
Other Word Forms
Origin of frow
- From Middle Dutch vrouwe (“lady”), from Old Dutch *frōwa, from Proto-Germanic *frōwōn (“woman”), from Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (“right; judge, master”). Cognate with Dutch vrouw (“woman, wife, lady, mistress”), Low German frouw, frauw (“woman, wife, lady”), German Frau (“woman, wife, lady”), Icelandic freyja (“lady, mistress”, in compounds), Old English frōwe (“woman”), Old English frēa (“lord, master, husband”).
- Compare frower.