-vrouw

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Dutch noun vrouw.

Suffix[edit]

-vrouw f (plural -vrouwen or -mensen)

  1. Someone (implied female) who is an expert in an area; e.g. sportvrouw 'sportswoman'.
  2. Someone (implied female) who is employed or holds a position in an area; e.g politievrouw 'policewoman'.
  3. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to an area, e.g. landsvrouw 'country woman'.

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form of -vrouw is -vrouwen, -mensen (people) or sometimes -lieden (-lui in spoken language).

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