• synonyms


[bond-woo m-uh n]
See more synonyms for bondwoman on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural bond·wom·en.
  1. a female slave.
Show More

Origin of bondwoman

First recorded in 1350–1400, bondwoman is from the Middle English word bonde womman. See bond2, woman
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words


Examples from the Web for bondwoman

Historical Examples

  • And though she is a king's child, yet her mother is a bondwoman and a Wendlander.'

    The Red True Story Book


  • But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise.

    The Lord's Coming

    C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh

  • And all that, look you, I let slip—gave it all up in order to make myself your bondwoman.

  • And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

  • Cast out that bondwoman and her son, she demanded of Abraham.