[ freed-woom-uhn ]

noun,plural freed·wom·en.
  1. a woman who has been freed from slavery.

Origin of freedwoman

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; freed + woman

Words Nearby freedwoman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use freedwoman in a sentence

  • A freedwoman had roused superstitious fear in the heart of a daughter of the Cæsars!

    "Unto Caesar" | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • I saw them just now, right across the Forum, when the wretched freedwoman clung shrieking round my shins.

    "Unto Caesar" | Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Some measure of the situation may be taken from what befell when the freedwoman Claudia Acte became the mistress of Nero.

  • She wrote a few words also, committing care over Lygia to Nero's freedwoman, Acte.

    Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • This young freedwoman was of a character far superior to the mode of life into which she had been forced while still a slave.

    Roman Women | Alfred Brittain