Definition of Frau in US English:

Frau

nounPlural Frauen

  • A title or form of address for a German-speaking woman.

    ‘Frau Nordern’
    • ‘No question, Frau R. is indomitable, a chronic adventurer - adventuress, if you wish.’
    • ‘If I relied on my suspicions about my customers' tolerance, Frau would cut them off long before any signs of obvious intoxication danced their way across my bar.’
    • ‘‘That is the reward for your services,’ said Frau Holle, and closed the gate.’
    • ‘Anything to keep the plot from moving away from Frau Frankenstein and her unintentionally hilarious house of frights.’
    • ‘It was hard to tell these days when a lady was a Fräulein or a Frau.’
    • ‘So Herr and Frau Bott live in Frankfurt in their own house.’
    • ‘Herr got a job at the bank, Frau got a job knitting lingerie, and Grete got a job as a store clerk.’
    • ‘Wedged in between these two fat old women, the Frau had no hope of being asked to dance.’
    • ‘A long time ago, in a castle near Innsbruck, lived the owner of lots of land with the name of Frau Hitt.’
    • ‘I stayed in this room since I was a teacher's aide to Frau.’
    • ‘When, for instance, Frau was proposed to replace Madame in German many years ago, one historian actually rashly predicted that Frau would never be accepted, but in fact it has been.’

Origin

German.

Pronunciation

Frau

/fraʊ//frou/