from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman held unwillingly for purposes of prostitution.
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- n. a woman (of European descent) sold into prostitution, especially when transported to a foreign country
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A woman held in involuntary confinement for purposes of prostitution; loosely, any woman forced into unwilling prostitution.
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- n. a woman sold into prostitution
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Page 143 the infamy of the white slave traffic, so rampant everywhere in the United States; the degenerate orgies of drunken men, the frightful debauching of boys in the city, the systematic ruin of young white girls in town and city for the gratification of lecherous white men of wealth and standing, and the maintaining of high-toned recruiting places, such as cafés, restaurants and exclusive hotels, of white libertines, in our day may easily be traced to the indulgent system of slavery.
Then I knocked at the door and out came two white slave girls, both young; high-bosomed virgins, as they were moons, and said to me, “Enter, for our mistress is expecting thee and she hath not slept the night long for her delight in thee.”
As they sat talking, behold, in came upon them the youth as he were a white slave drunken31 for the excess of his beauty; and when they saw him, they veiled their faces and said to his mother,
In Schendi the white slave girls of black masters are sometimes taught to carry such vessels on their heads without the use of their hands or such devices as the towel.