Word of the Day Archive
Saturday June 16, 2001
slaver \SLAV-uhr; SLAY-vuhr\
, intransitive verb:
1. To slobber; to drool.
1. Saliva drooling from the mouth.
The tiger was slavering. It was thirsty. Or maybe hungry.
-- Eliseo Alberto, Caracol Beach
Two ancient, lopsided wooden signs declared NO TRESPASSERS! and BEWARE OF GUARD DOGS! The latter featured a slavering Doberman frothing at the mouth.
-- Meera Syal, Anita and Me
Slaver is probably of Scandinavian origin, perhaps ultimately from Old Norse slafra.