Fräu·lein (froilīn′, frou-)
n. pl. Fräulein Abbr. Frl.
1. Used as a courtesy title in a German-speaking area before the name of an unmarried woman or girl. See Usage Note at miss2.
2. fräulein Used as a form of polite address for a girl or young woman in a German-speaking area.
3. Chiefly British A German governess.
[German, diminutive of Frau, woman; see FRAU.]
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