frauendienst

n.

"excessive chivalry toward women," from the title of a work by Ulrich von Lichtenstein (13c.), from German frauen, plural of frau + dienst "service."


Nearby words

  1. fraud,
  2. fraud squad,
  3. fraudster,
  4. fraudulent,
  5. fraudulently,
  6. frauenfeld,
  7. fraughan,
  8. fraught,
  9. fraulein,
  10. fraunhofer

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