slaver

verb
sla·​ver | \ ˈsla-vər How to pronounce slaver (audio) , ˈslā-, ˈslä- \
slavered; slavering\ ˈsla-​v(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce slaver (audio) , ˈslā-​ , ˈslä-​ \

Definition of slaver

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

archaic : to smear with or as if with saliva

slaver

noun (1)

Definition of slaver (Entry 2 of 3)

: saliva dribbling from the mouth

slaver

noun (2)
slav·​er | \ ˈslā-vər How to pronounce slaver (audio) \

Definition of slaver (Entry 3 of 3)

1a : a ship used in the slave trade
b : a person engaged in the slave trade

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Synonyms for slaver

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of slaver in a Sentence

Verb a dog slavering over a bone

First Known Use of slaver

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for slaver

Verb

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slafra to slaver; akin to Middle Dutch slabben to slaver

Noun (2)

slave entry 1

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The first known use of slaver was in the 14th century

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“Slaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slaver. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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slaver

verb

English Language Learners Definition of slaver

: to allow liquid to drip out of the mouth
sla·​ver | \ ˈslav-ər How to pronounce slaver (audio) , ˈslāv- How to pronounce slaver (audio) , ˈsläv- How to pronounce slaver (audio) \
slavered; slavering\ -​(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce slaver (audio) \

Medical Definition of slaver

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: drool

slaver

noun

Medical Definition of slaver (Entry 2 of 2)

: saliva dribbling from the mouth

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