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[freed-woo m-uh n]
noun, plural freed·wom·en.
  1. a woman who has been freed from slavery.
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Origin of freedwoman

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; freed + woman
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for freedwoman

Historical Examples of freedwoman

  • The chastity of a slave or a freedwoman or even a foreigner, was of no value.

    British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV


  • Thou art no more a slave, but the freedwoman of the Empress Valeria.


    William Henry Withrow

  • As my freedwoman, you will, of course, bear my name with your own.


    William Henry Withrow

  • Horace is the only one who celebrated a freedwoman in some of his odes.

    The Satyricon, Complete

    Petronius Arbiter

  • M. Abudius Luminaris, who raises this monument, had married his own freedwoman; “Patronus idemque conjux.”