One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman or wife.as title ‘Vrouw van der Meulen’
- ‘The goede vrouws were summoned before the magistrates and fined for their discourteous conduct.’
- ‘He kissed and tousled the young vrouws; and, if they frowned and pouted, gave them a gold rosary, or a sparkling cross, to put them in good humour again.’
- ‘So they went inside and locked the doors and shutters, and peeped out at the mountain through the peep-holes their vrous had made to see what the neighbor vrous were doing.’
Afrikaans, from Dutch vrouw.
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