ex-slave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ex- +‎ slave

Noun[edit]

ex-slave (plural ex-slaves)

  1. A former or emancipated slave.
    • 2003, Wilma P. Dunaway, Slavery in the American Mountain South: "Introduction", p.12
      [] nearly half the Appalachian ex-slaves had endured fifteen years or more of enslavement, and they were old enough to form and to retain oral histories.

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