broadwife

[ brawd-wahyf ]
/ ˈbrɔdˌwaɪf /

noun, plural broad·wives. U.S. History.

a female slave whose husband was owned by another master.

Nearby words

  1. broadsword,
  2. broadtail,
  3. broadus,
  4. broadview heights,
  5. broadway,
  6. brob,
  7. brobdingnag,
  8. brobdingnagian,
  9. broca,
  10. broca's aphasia

Origin of broadwife

broad (adv.: far) + wife

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