white slavery


Definition of white slavery

: enforced prostitution

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My colleague would have to content herself with another tissue of lies about George Soros engaging in human trafficking and white slavery. Elizabeth Bear, Slate Magazine, "“What Someone Else Does Not Want Printed”," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of white slavery

1857, in the meaning defined above

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