Definition of bondwoman in US English:

bondwoman

noun

  • A female bondservant or slave.

    • ‘Although such laws were most prevalent in the South, the northern colonies also enacted statutes restricting the lives of bondmen and bondwomen.’
    • ‘In the Islamic version the would-be victim is Ishmael or Isma il, Abraham's son with the bondwoman Hagar, who lived to become ancestor of the Arabs.’
    • ‘This event should be observed by all the descendants of former bondmen and bondwomen, as we call to mind the beginning of our captivity and bondage in this country.’

Pronunciation

bondwoman

/ˈbän(d)ˌwo͝omən/