Fräulein

[ froi-lahyn; English froi-lahyn or, often, fraw-, frou- ]
/ ˈfrɔɪ laɪn; English ˈfrɔɪ laɪn or, often, ˈfrɔ-, ˈfraʊ- /
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noun, plural Fräu·lein. English Fräu·leins. German.

an unmarried woman.
the conventional German title of respect and term of address for an unmarried woman, corresponding to Miss.
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Fräulein

/ (German ˈfrɔylain, English ˈfrɔːlaɪn, ˈfraʊ-) /

noun plural -lein or English -leins

an unmarried German woman: formerly used as a title equivalent to MissAbbreviation: Frl

Word Origin for Fräulein

from Middle High German vrouwelīn, diminutive of vrouwe lady
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fraulein


n.

German Fräulein "unmarried woman" (Middle High German vrouwelin), diminutive of Frau "lady" (see frau).

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