nounplural noun slaveysinformal, dated British
A maidservant, especially a hard-worked one.
drudge, servant, general factotum, maid of all work, man of all work, lackey, minion, galley slave
- ‘you think it's safe to leave the household slaveys with our gear?’
- ‘I like being a countess, especially if it means slaveys to run my bath and fan me with peacock feathers!’
- ‘Anyhow… I have read about some slaveys that had very lavish opulent lifestyles because their owners were very caring.’
- ‘The trades have been full of stories about wholesale firings; panicky studios have cut salaries of office slaveys and minor employees.’
- ‘Finally it was necessary to turn to the servants, the kitchen help, the slaveys and the poultry keepers, with their red and dirty hands.’
- ‘Why should they allow their slaveys to own and use land?’
nounplural noun Slavey, plural noun Slaveys
1A member of a Dene people of northwestern Canada.
2Either of the two languages (North and South Slavey) spoken by the Slavey.
Relating to the Slavey or their languages.
Translating Cree awahkān ‘captive, slave’.