sleever

noun
sleev·​er | \ ˈslēvə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of sleever

1a : a garment worker who sews in sleeves
b : a laundry worker who presses sleeves and neckbands of shirts on heated forms
2 : a worker who reinforces the pouring openings of paper bags

History and Etymology for sleever

sleeve entry 1 + -er

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About sleever

Dictionary Entries Near sleever

sleeve nut

sleever

sleeve target

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for sleever

Cite this Entry

“Sleever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sleever. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!