[froi-lahyn; English froi-lahyn or, often, fraw-, frou-]
- an unmarried woman.
- the conventional German title of respect and term of address for an unmarried woman, corresponding to Miss.
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Examples from the Web for fraulein
"The music has evidently moved her deeply," said Fraulein Mosebach.
"Most certainly her love has died," asserted Fraulein Mosebach.
She and the fraulein shared a bedroom, and many were the arguments they had together.
"Thou art not dignified enough for a teacher," said the fraulein, laughingly.
"The fraulein is to come often," says Freilgrath, lapsing into his native idiom.Floyd Grandon's Honor
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- an unmarried German woman: formerly used as a title equivalent to MissAbbreviation: Frl
from Middle High German vrouwelīn, diminutive of vrouwe lady
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Word Origin and History for fraulein
German Fräulein "unmarried woman" (Middle High German vrouwelin), diminutive of Frau "lady" (see frau).
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