vrouw

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See also: -vrouw

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch vrouw. Doublet of frow and frau.

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vrɑu̯/
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  • Hyphenation: vrouw
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Noun[edit]

vrouw f (plural vrouwen, diminutive vrouwtje n or vrouwke n)

  1. woman
  2. wife
    Synonym: echtgenote

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: vrou
  • Aukan: folow
  • English: vrouw
  • Sranan Tongo: frow