Definition of mevrouw in English:

mevrouw

Pronunciation /məvˈrəʊ/ /məˈfrəʊ/

noun

  • A courteous form of address to a married Dutch or Afrikaans woman; ‘madam’, ‘mistress’. Also: a title given to a married Dutch or Afrikaans woman, especially a teacher.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From South African Dutch, Dutch mevrouw (Afrikaans mevrou) from me, low-stress variant of mijn my + vrouw woman, wife.