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

Definition of freedwoman

: a woman freed from slavery

Examples of freedwoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Nero fell hard for a lowborn freedwoman named Acte. Gaia Squarci, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Sep. 2020 Who would be more deserving of honor with an additional statue than the freedwoman who conceived of the monument? Jonathan W. White, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 June 2020 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, 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of freedwoman

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Freedwoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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