slavey

[ sley-vee ]
/ ˈsleɪ vi /
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noun, plural slav·eys. British Informal.

a female servant, especially a maid of all work in a boardinghouse.

Nearby words

  1. slaveholder,
  2. slaveling,
  3. slavenska,
  4. slaver,
  5. slavery,
  6. slavic,
  7. slavicism,
  8. slavicist,
  9. slavish,
  10. slavishly

Origin of slavey

First recorded in 1800–10; slave + -y2

Slavey

[ sley-vee ]
/ ˈsleɪ vi /

noun, plural Slav·eys, (especially collectively) Slav·ey.

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British Dictionary definitions for slavey

slavey

/ (ˈsleɪvɪ) /

noun

British informal a female general servant

Word Origin for slavey

C19: from slave + -y ²

Slavey

/ (ˈsleɪvɪ) /

noun

a member of a Dene Native Canadian people of northern Canada

Word Origin for Slavey

from Athapascan

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