verb \ˈsla-vər, ˈslā-, ˈslä-\

: to allow liquid to drip out of the mouth

sla·veredsla·ver·ing \-v(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of SLAVER

intransitive verb
:  drool, slobber
transitive verb
archaic :  to smear with or as if with saliva

Examples of SLAVER

  1. <a dog slavering over a bone>

Origin of SLAVER

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slafra to slaver; akin to Middle Dutch slabben to slaver
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to SLAVER



Definition of SLAVER

:  saliva dribbling from the mouth

First Known Use of SLAVER

14th century


noun \ˈslā-vər\

Definition of SLAVER

a :  a ship used in the slave trade
b :  a person engaged in the slave trade

Origin of SLAVER

First Known Use: 1827


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