Hausfrau

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from German.

NounEdit

Hausfrau (plural Hausfraus or Hausfrauen)

  1. (informal) A traditional housewife.
    • "I wouldn't have thought that Camille, of all people, who's so sort of peasant-earthy, like a hausfrau in Brueghel, would be such a fantasist, would you?" - "Middle Age : A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 303)

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Haus (house) +‎ Frau (woman, wife)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Hausfrau f (genitive Hausfrau, plural Hausfrauen)

  1. A housewife.

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Last modified on 19 September 2013, at 14:37