vrouw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch vrouw.

Noun[edit]

vrouw (plural vrouws)

  1. A Dutchwoman.
    • 1786, Account of the India Guide (in Walker's Hibernian magazine)
      So the Vrouws, in a minuet, solemnly prance
      Like a bear, at a fair, that is tutor'd to dance.
    • 1840, The United States magazine and Democratic review: Volume 7 (page 158)
      Those whose rank excluded them from a participation in the town deliberations drew closer to their firesides; the vrouws, both old and young, edged their seats nigher to each other []

Dutch[edit]

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Een blonde vrouw
A blonde woman

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch vrouwe, from Old Dutch frouwa, from Proto-Germanic *frawjǭ, a feminine form of *frawjô (lord) (Old English frēa, frēo), from Proto-Indo-European *prōw- (master, judge)

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Noun[edit]

vrouw f (plural vrouwen, diminutive vrouwtje n)

  1. woman
  2. wife

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