mevrouw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch mevrouw.

Noun[edit]

mevrouw (plural mevrouws)

  1. A Dutchwoman, especially a Dutch or Afrikaner mistress.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mijn (my) +‎ vrouw (lady), formed similar to English milady.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məˈvrɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Noun[edit]

mevrouw f (plural mevrouwen, diminutive mevrouwtje n)

  1. madam, miss

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