- a housewife.
Origin of hausfrau
1790–1800; < German, equivalent to Haus house + Frau wife, woman
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Examples from the Web for hausfrau
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It was near sunset when his Hausfrau, the disappearing chaperon, ran to him red-faced.
Fridolina looked at the young man: "Why, mamma, it was the Hausfrau who let you in, of course."
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.
Those must have been proud and bustling days for a Hausfrau with one "girl."
- a German housewife
German, from Haus house + Frau woman, wife
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