Feuerwehrfrau

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔʏɐveːɐˌfʁaʊ/

Noun[edit]

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

  1. firewoman, firefighter (female)

Usage notes[edit]

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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