slaver

2
[slav-er, sley-ver, slah-]
verb (used with object)
  1. Archaic. to smear with saliva.
noun
  1. saliva coming from the mouth.
  2. drivel.

Origin of slaver

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

fawn, drivel, salivate, dribble, slobber

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British Dictionary definitions for slavering

slaver

1
noun
  1. an owner of or dealer in slaves
  2. another name for slave ship

slaver

2
verb (intr)
  1. to dribble saliva
  2. (often foll by over)
    1. to fawn or drool (over someone)
    2. to show great desire (for); lust (after)
noun
  1. saliva dribbling from the mouth
  2. informal drivel
Derived Formsslaverer, noun

Word Origin for slaver

C14: probably of Low Dutch origin; related to slobber
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Word Origin and History for slavering

slaver

v.

"dribble from the mouth," early 14c., from Old Norse slafra "to slaver," probably imitative (cf. slobber (v.)). Related: Slavered; slavering. The noun is from early 14c.

slaver

n.

"ship in the slave trade," 1830, agent noun from slave (v.). Meaning "person in the slave trade" is from 1842.

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