Main definitions of slavey in English

: slavey1Slavey2

slavey1

nounplural noun slaveys

informal, dated British
  • A maidservant, especially a hard-worked one.

    • ‘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?’
    drudge, servant, general factotum, maid of all work, man of all work, lackey, minion, galley slave

Pronunciation

slavey

/ˈslāvē/ /ˈsleɪvi/

Main definitions of Slavey in English

: slavey1Slavey2

Slavey2

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.

Pronunciation

Slavey

/ˈslāvē/ /ˈsleɪvi/

adjective

  • Relating to the Slavey or their languages.

Pronunciation

Slavey

/ˈslāvē/ /ˈsleɪvi/

Origin

Translating Cree awahkān ‘captive, slave’.