bondwoman

noun

bond·​wom·​an ˈbänd-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce bondwoman (audio)
variants or less commonly bondswoman
plural bondwomen also bondswomen
: a woman held in forced servitude

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bondwoman was in the 14th century

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“Bondwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bondwoman. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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