slaver

1
[ sley-ver ]
/ ˈsleɪ vər /

noun

a dealer in or an owner of slaves.

Nearby words

  1. slave-driver,
  2. slave-making ant,
  3. slaveholder,
  4. slaveling,
  5. slavenska,
  6. slavery,
  7. slavey,
  8. slavic,
  9. slavicism,
  10. slavicist

Origin of slaver

1
First recorded in 1815–25; slave + -er1

slaver

2
[ slav-er, sley-ver, slah- ]
/ ˈslæv ər, ˈsleɪ vər, ˈslɑ- /

verb (used without object)

to let saliva run from the mouth; slobber; drool.
to fawn.

verb (used with object)

Archaic. to smear with saliva.

noun

saliva coming from the mouth.

Origin of slaver

2
1275–1325; Middle English slaver (noun), slaveren (v.), probably < Scandinavian; compare Icelandic slafra to slobber

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slaver

1
/ (ˈsleɪvə) /

noun

an owner of or dealer in slaves
another name for slave ship

verb (intr)

to dribble saliva
(often foll by over)
  1. to fawn or drool (over someone)
  2. to show great desire (for); lust (after)

noun

saliva dribbling from the mouth
informal drivel
Derived Formsslaverer, noun

Word Origin for slaver

C14: probably of Low Dutch origin; related to slobber

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