slavey

slavey

[sley-vee]
noun, plural slaveys. British Informal.
a female servant, especially a maid of all work in a boardinghouse.

Origin:
1800–10; slave + -y2

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Slavey

[sley-vee]
noun, plural Slaveys (especially collectively) Slavey.
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slavey (ˈsleɪvɪ)
 
n
informal (Brit) a female general servant
 
[C19: from slave + -y²]

Slavey (ˈsleɪvɪ)
 
n
a member of a Dene Native Canadian people of northern Canada
 
[from Athapascan]

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