freed·​wom·​an | \ ˈfrēd-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce freedwoman (audio) \

Definition of freedwoman

: a woman freed from slavery

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Recent Examples on the Web Elizabeth Amelia Parkhill was born in 1817 in Richmond, Va., to a freedwoman who may have served as a cook. Steve Bell, New York Times, "Overlooked No More: Elizabeth A. Gloucester, ‘Richest’ Black Woman and Ally of John Brown," 18 Sep. 2019

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1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Freedwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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