When not slaving over casseroles in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen, she edits Nerve's culture blog, Scanner.
We listened to you, and now we're slaving away, often at jobs we can't stand and with people we loathe.
Instead of slaving over the sauce just before dinner, you can chat with your guests, or concentrate on the entree.
Women have been slaving away in the kitchen for eons, maybe a little bit longer.
By slaving day and night at her needle the mother and daughter earned eight or nine shillings a week.
But I could live on it, and in any case it was better than slaving at tutoring.
He told the purser he was his prisoner, and must answer the damage done to two merchants who were slaving.
Ursula and Gudrun were slaving in the bedrooms, candles were rushing about.
The crews did drink; slaving was not a business for sober men.
“I would not like to hear she was slaving herself at her age,” 287 he remarked, seriously.
late 13c., "person who is the chattel or property of another," from Old French esclave (13c.), from Medieval Latin Sclavus "slave" (source also of Italian schiavo, French esclave, Spanish esclavo), originally "Slav" (see Slav); so used in this secondary sense because of the many Slavs sold into slavery by conquering peoples.
This sense development arose in the consequence of the wars waged by Otto the Great and his successors against the Slavs, a great number of whom they took captive and sold into slavery. [Klein]Meaning "one who has lost the power of resistance to some habit or vice" is from 1550s. Applied to devices from 1904, especially those which are controlled by others (cf. slave jib in sailing, similarly of locomotives, flash bulbs, amplifiers). Slave-driver is attested from 1807; extended sense of "cruel or exacting task-master" is by 1854. Slate state in U.S. history is from 1812. Slave-trade is attested from 1734.
1550s, "to enslave," from slave (n.). The meaning "work like a slave" is first recorded 1719. Related: Slaved; slaving.
A job: You got a job, man. You got a slave (1930s+ Black)