white slave

noun

dated : a woman or girl held unwillingly for purposes of commercial prostitution

Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white slave was in 1870

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“White slave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20slave. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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