Frow definition

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A woman; a wife, especially a Dutch or German one.

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A slovenly woman; a wench; a lusty woman.
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A big, fat woman; a slovenly, coarse, or untidy woman; a woman of low character.

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Alternative spelling of froe.
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(obsolete) Brittle.

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A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block; a frower.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
frow
Plural:
frows

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”).

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  • Compare frower.

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