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EtymologyEdit

From Feuerwehr (fire brigade) +‎ Frau (woman), in analogy to Feuerwehrmann (fireman, male firefighter).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔʏɐveːɐˌfʁaʊ/

NounEdit

Feuerwehrfrau f (genitive Feuerwehrfrau, plural Feuerwehrfrauen, male Feuerwehrmann)

  1. firewoman, firefighter (female)

Usage notesEdit

The plural form Feuerwehrleute can be used for mixed-sex groups while Feuerwehrmänner (usually) refers to a group of male firefighters only.

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