White slave
White slave White slave A woman held in involuntary confinement for purposes of prostitution; loosely, any woman forced into unwilling prostitution. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • white´slave´ — white slave, 1. a woman forced to be a prostitute. 2. a white person held as a slave. –white´slave´, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • white slave — white slave, adj. 1. a woman who is sold or forced into prostitution. 2. a white person held as a slave. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • white slave — n. a woman enticed or forced into or held in prostitution for the profit of others white slave adj …   English World dictionary

  • white slave — white′ slave′ n. soc a woman who is sold or forced into prostitution • Etymology: 1825–35 white′ slav′er, n. white′ slav′ery, n …   From formal English to slang

  • white slave — noun a woman sold into prostitution • Hypernyms: ↑prostitute, ↑cocotte, ↑whore, ↑harlot, ↑bawd, ↑tart, ↑cyprian, ↑fancy woman, ↑working girl, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • white slave —    a white prostitute working outside Europe    Usually under a pimp s strict control or in a brothel. White slavery is the business in which a white slaver is engaged as a pimp:     London, or rather those who carry on the     White Slave… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • white slave — A term formerly used in the United States statutes to indicate a female with reference to whom an offense is committed under the so called Mann White Slave Traffic Act of June 25, 1910, prohibiting the transportation in interstate and foreign… …   Black's law dictionary

  • white slave — noun dated a woman tricked or forced into prostitution in a foreign country. Derivatives white slaver noun white slavery noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • white slave — /waɪt ˈsleɪv/ (say wuyt slayv) noun a white woman who is sold or forced to serve as a prostitute, especially outside her native land …   Australian English dictionary

  • white slave — noun Date: 1882 a woman or girl held unwillingly for purposes of commercial prostitution …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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