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hausfrau

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

1790–1800; <German, equivalent to Haushouse + Frau wife, woman
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hausfrau
/ (ˈhaʊsˌfraʊ) /

noun
a German housewife

Word Origin for hausfrau

German, from Haus house + Frau woman, wife
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