bondwoman

noun
bond·​wom·​an | \ ˈbänd-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce bondwoman (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bondswoman \ ˈbän(d)z-​ˌwu̇-​mən How to pronounce bondwoman (audio) \
plural bondwomen also bondswomen

Definition of bondwoman

: a woman held in forced servitude

First Known Use of bondwoman

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2021

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“Bondwoman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bondwoman. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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