white slave



a woman who is sold or forced into prostitution.
a white person held as a slave.

Origin of white slave

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formswhite-slave, adjective
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Examples from the Web for white slave

Historical Examples of white slave

  • It means that you have been seeing the white-slave traffic in action.

    The Machine

    Upton Sinclair

  • Personally, I think there's a lot of bunk about this white-slave talk.

    Abroad at Home

    Julian Street

  • Tell me why Blizzard has gone out of the white-slave business.

    The Penalty

    Gouverneur Morris

  • Rape, pandering, and the white-slave traffic are almost unknown among them.

    The Old World in the New

    Edward Alsworth Ross

British Dictionary definitions for white slave

white slave


a girl or woman forced or sold into prostitution
Derived Formswhite slavery, noun
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