Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To suffer the saliva to dribble from the mouth; drivel; slabber.
  • To besmear or defile with slaver or saliva; beslabber.
  • noun A ship or vessel engaged in the slave-trade.
  • noun A person engaged in the slave-trade; a slave-hunter; a slave-dealer.
  • noun Saliva driveling from the mouth; drivel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A vessel engaged in the slave trade; a slave ship.
  • noun A person engaged in the purchase and sale of slaves; a slave merchant, or slave trader.
  • transitive verb To smear with saliva issuing from the mouth; to defile with drivel; to slabber.
  • intransitive verb To suffer spittle, etc., to run from the mouth.
  • intransitive verb To be besmeared with saliva.
  • noun Saliva driveling from the mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To drool saliva from the mouth; to slobber.
  • verb To fawn.
  • noun saliva running from the mouth; drool
  • noun a person engaged in the slave trade
  • noun white slaver, who sells prostitutes into illegal 'sex slavery'
  • noun nautical a ship used to transport slaves

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who holds slaves
  • noun a person engaged in slave trade
  • verb let saliva drivel from the mouth

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From medieval English slaveren, of Scandinavian origin, akin to or derived from Old Norse slafra "to slaver", probably imitative

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the verb slave 'enslave, traffic in slaves'

Examples

  • I realize that that's not what the author chose to focus on, but my God, choosing to base an identity politics ( "tragi") comedy on a slaver is about as misguided as the warm-family-tragicomedy-in-Nazi-death-camp peesashit "Life is Beautiful" was.

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  • I realize that that's not what the author chose to focus on, but my God, choosing to base an identity politics ( "tragi") comedy on a slaver is about as misguided as the warm-family-tragicomedy-in-Nazi-death-camp peesashit "Life is Beautiful" was.

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  • However, the slaver is impressed by his spirit and decides he shall be trained as a Tunnel Warrior for the upcoming war with the wombat-riding Warriors of Doom.

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  • "The slaver is a ghost ship sailing on the edges of modern consciousness," Mr. Rediker writes.

    The Price of Human Cargo

  • The slaver was a darker silhouette against the night sky.

    Ship Of Magic

  • So I hope that we can increasingly stop talking about slaver, which is, frankly, largely irrelevant to most of us here today, and talk about how we can overcome our history, both positive and negative, in a fashion that builds a brighter future for Americans and Africans alike.

    Press Briefing In Kampala Uganda

  • Singleton recalled a slaver, the crew of which had been brawling at the

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  • Singleton recalled a slaver, the crew of which had been brawling at the

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  • Singleton recalled a slaver, the crew of which had been brawling at the

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  • Singleton recalled a slaver, the crew of which had been brawling at the Ship tavern a few nights before.

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