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slaver

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[ sley-ver ]
/ ˈsleɪ vər /
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noun
a person who buys, sells, or owns human beings; an enslaver.
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Origin of slaver

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First recorded in 1815–25; slave + -er1

Other definitions for slaver (2 of 2)

slaver2
[ 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

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1275–1325; Middle English slaver (noun), slaveren (v.), probably <Scandinavian; compare Icelandic slafra to slobber
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British Dictionary definitions for slaver (1 of 2)

slaver1
/ (ˈsleɪvə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for slaver (2 of 2)

slaver2
/ (ˈslævə) /

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 forms of slaver

slaverer, noun

Word Origin for slaver

C14: probably of Low Dutch origin; related to slobber
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