noun, plural broadwives. U.S. History.
a female slave whose husband was owned by another master.

broad (adv.: far) + wife Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To broad-wives
Previous Definition: broad-winged hawk
Next Definition: broadax
Words Near: broad-wives
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for broad-wives
More from
Search for articles containing broad-wives
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature