Definition of bondwoman in English:

bondwoman

Syllabification: bond·wom·an
Pronunciation: /ˈbän(d)ˌwo͝omən
 
/

noun (plural bondwomen)

A female bondservant or slave.
More example sentences
  • In the Islamic version the would-be victim is Ishmael or Isma il, Abraham's son with the bondwoman Hagar, who lived to become ancestor of the Arabs.
  • Although such laws were most prevalent in the South, the northern colonies also enacted statutes restricting the lives of bondmen and bondwomen.
  • This event should be observed by all the descendants of former bondmen and bondwomen, as we call to mind the beginning of our captivity and bondage in this country.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day salmanazar
Pronunciation: ˌsalməˈnazər
noun
a wine bottle twelve times the standard size...