From slave + -y.
slavey (plural slaveys or slavies)
- (colloquial, now historical) A male servant.
- (colloquial, now historical) A maid, maidservant.
- 1924, Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not…, Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), p. 81:
- I told a man on the links yesterday that I'd been a slavey for nine months. I was trying to explain why I was a suffragette […].