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hausfrau

[hous-frou] /ˈhaʊsˌfraʊ/
noun, plural hausfraus, hausfrauen
[hous-frou-uh n] /ˈhaʊsˌfraʊ ən/ (Show IPA)
1.
a housewife.
Origin of hausfrau
1790-1800
1790-1800; < German, equivalent to Haus house + Frau wife, woman
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  • It was near sunset when his hausfrau, the disappearing chaperon, ran to him red-faced.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Fridolina looked at the young man: "Why, mamma, it was the hausfrau who let you in, of course."

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • I cannot be what he would have me—a hausfrau—to mend his linen for my board and lodging.

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • The hausfrau had entertained me as pleasantly as if she had no reason to feel tired.

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Those must have been proud and bustling days for a hausfrau with one "girl."

    Home Life in Germany Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • They appear equally inimical and heretical to the opposing camps of hausfrau and of suffragist.

    The Hours of Fiammetta

    Rachel Annand Taylor
  • "Hans is not so bad," said the hausfrau complacently, and John's compliment won him an unusually good room that night.

    The Hosts of the Air

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Floods of German ensued between him and the hausfrau, while we sat philosophically on our trunks in the hall and waited.

British Dictionary definitions for hausfrau

hausfrau

/ˈhaʊsˌfraʊ/
noun
1.
a German housewife
Word Origin
German, from Haushouse + Frau woman, wife
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Slang definitions & phrases for hausfrau

hausfrau

noun

A woman whose primary interests are keeping house, raising children, etc •Often used in mild contempt, and to suggest a lack of chic

[1918+; fr German, ''housewife'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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