[ sley-ver ]
/ ˈsleɪ vər /
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a person who buys, sells, or owns human beings; an enslaver.
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Other definitions for slaver (2 of 2)
[ slav-er, sley-ver, slah- ]
/ ˈslæv ər, ˈsleɪ vər, ˈslɑ- /
verb (used without object)
to let saliva run from the mouth; slobber; drool.
verb (used with object)
Archaic. to smear with saliva.
saliva coming from the mouth.
Origin of slaver2
1275–1325; Middle English slaver (noun), slaveren (v.), probably <Scandinavian; compare Icelandic slafra to slobber
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How to use slaver in a sentence
The Cyclops advanced on its knees, searching, its mouth slavering now.A World Called Crimson|Darius John Granger
The knife-blade clicked on the planking, like the clicking of his teeth that showed black through slavering lips.Cursed|George Allan England
These filthy tobacco-pipes are the most idle slavering baubles that ever I felt.
There was the grizzly coming headlong down the slope, foam slavering from his red jaws.Kings in Exile|Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
His suave politeness was a velvet veil of character behind which he masked the slavering fangs of the beast he really was.'Drag' Harlan|Charles Alden Seltzer
British Dictionary definitions for slaver (1 of 2)
/ (ˈsleɪvə) /
an owner of or dealer in slaves
another name for slave ship
British Dictionary definitions for slaver (2 of 2)
/ (ˈslævə) /
to dribble saliva
(often foll by over)
- to fawn or drool (over someone)
- to show great desire (for); lust (after)
saliva dribbling from the mouth
Derived forms of slaverslaverer, noun
Word Origin for slaver
C14: probably of Low Dutch origin; related to slobber
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