slaver

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From medieval English slaveren, of Scandinavian origin, akin to or derived from Old Norse slafra "to slaver", probably imitative

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Verb[edit]

slaver (third-person singular simple present slavers, present participle slavering, simple past and past participle slavered)

  1. (intransitive) To drool saliva from the mouth; to slobber.
  2. (intransitive) To fawn.
  3. (transitive) To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth.
  4. To be besmeared with saliva.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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Noun[edit]

slaver (uncountable)

  1. saliva running from the mouth; drool
    • Alexander Pope
      Of all mad creatures, if the learned are right, / It is the slaver kills, and not the bite.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the verb slave 'enslave, traffic in slaves'

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Noun[edit]

slaver (plural slavers)

  1. a person engaged in the slave trade
  2. white slaver, who sells prostitutes into illegal 'sex slavery'
  3. (nautical) a ship used to transport slaves
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References[edit]

  • slaver” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

slaver c

  1. plural indefinite of slave

Verb[edit]

slaver

  1. present tense of slave

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

slaver m

  1. indefinite plural of slave

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

slaver

  1. indefinite plural of slav