A woman who is involved in a monogamous relationship with a man but is not legally married to him. An old term for a kept woman or girlfriend.

She is usually a willing participant in the relationship and may be of any social status.
Anne Boleyn was just a concubine in the eyes of her opponents and she was slandered as a homewrecker; Katherine of Aragon was Henry VIII's true queen in their eyes.

The harem of the palace did house the Sultan's wives and concubines, but it typically also housed all of the women of the palace, including his mother, sisters, aunts, and cousins.

Queen Catherine de' Medici resented her husband's dalliances with his much older concubine, Diane de Poitiers.

The senator's wife was indignant, barely containing her rage when she confronted her husband about the secret series of concubines that he had.
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A woman in an ongoing monogamous relationship with a man of her own volition, regardless of economic, social, or marital status.
My concubine is free to make her own choices. She may stay or go at her will.
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a person who is a slave for sex
a prostitute or someone who is addicted to sex
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A slave that is paid in having a home, money and whatnot.

A maid/sex toy.
That Chinese girl is a concubine for that white man.
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The breakdown in concubine was really spiffy!
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Collection of women whose sole purpose is to act as sexual relief from your existing wife or significant other. harem
King George had ten or fifteen concubines to act as cum dumpsters in luau of his fat, big butted, pig faced, wart covered wife he was forced to marry.
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Living together with several different sex/romantic partners. To have multiple girlfriends or wives, all of whom know about each other and live in the same house. Polygamy.

Originated thousands of years ago as a means of producing a large number of offspring, and as a status symbol, to show off how many women and children a man could afford to provide for, and to display virility. Now banned in most countries, but was once common practice, even in early Christendom: Charlamagne had multiple wives.

The word was recently popularized by one Ricky Lackey, a convicted thief who, when asked by the judge at his trial how many children he had, replied: "None now, but I have six on the way." When the judge asked if he was marrying a woman who had six children, he replied "No, I be concubining." Meaning, of course, that he had 6 girlfriends, all of whom were pregnant.
Judge: "Do you have any children?"
Lackey: "No, but I have six on the way."
Judge: "So, you're marrying a woman with six children?"
Lackey: "No, I be concubining."
by the birds and trees October 6, 2007
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