- to let saliva run from the mouth; slobber; drool.
- to fawn.
- Archaic. to smear with saliva.
- saliva coming from the mouth.
Origin of slaver2
Examples from the Web for slavering
His early smoothness, his slavering glibness, had disappeared.The Shadow of a Crime
He felt like a fox who had thrown a pack of slavering hounds off the scent.The Saracen: The Holy War
And that is the slavering, shivering thing you preferred to me!Wuthering Heights
She is proud of having this slavering, greedy man at her feet.Barchester Towers
Well, it might have been a pack of wolves with a leader with slavering tongue.The Corner House Girls on Palm Island
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- an owner of or dealer in slaves
- another name for slave ship
- 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
- informal drivel
Word Origin and History for slavering
"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.
"ship in the slave trade," 1830, agent noun from slave (v.). Meaning "person in the slave trade" is from 1842.