Oh, not only abroad; domestically, as well. :)
That got me curious, so I looked up the derivation of the slang term "broad", and there doesn't seem to be much agreement on its origin. It's certainly outdated; I haven't heard it in years, and decades is probably more accurate. It's a very 1930s-1950s term.
Dame goes WAY back; I've seen references to it in seventeenth century works, and in fact it's still an honorific title bestowed by the Queen, in England.
In terms of slang, I think broad and dame are two distinct entities. I would consider Mae West and Jean Harlow to be dames; Texas Guinan was a broad.
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