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hausfrau

[hous-frou]
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noun, plural haus·fraus, haus·frau·en [hous-frou-uh n] /ˈhaʊsˌfraʊ ən/.
  1. a housewife.
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Origin of hausfrau

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


British Dictionary definitions for hausfrau

hausfrau

noun
  1. a German housewife
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Word Origin

German, from Haus house + Frau woman, wife
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