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n. pl. slav·eys Chiefly British
A household servant, especially one who is a young woman.


informal Brit a female general servant
[C19: from slave + -y2]


(Peoples) a member of a Dene Native Canadian people of northern Canada
[from Athapascan]


(ˈsleɪ vi)

n., pl. -eys. Brit. Informal.
a female servant, esp. a maid of all work in a boardinghouse.
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Noun1.slavey - a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
domestic, domestic help, house servant - a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household


[ˈsleɪvɪ] Nfregona f


n (dated Brit inf) → (Dienst)mädchen nt


[sleɪvɪ] n (old) (fam) → serva
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Hence, you see, my double deduction that you had been out in vile weather, and that you had a particularly malignant boot-slitting specimen of the London slavey.
One might as well inquire of a lodging-house slavey the way to make beds as expect a country bumpkin to know the road to the next village.
He might have been up stuffing himself with eggs and bacon, irritating the dog, or flirting with the slavey, instead of sprawling there, sunk in soul-clogging oblivion.
Jackson, 'and hearing that you were here, from the slavey, took a coach and came on.
Two distinct knocks, sir, will produce the slavey at any time.
Ordained in 2012, she became the first Anglican priest of Slavey descent in the Anglican Church of Canada.
all in Greenlandic, Southern Tutchone, North Slavey, and Inuktitut, as well as English, and of course, the common language--music.
Her mind-set is early established by the balance of her prologue, which presents Dickens serving, in 1840, on a coroner's inquest jury, intervening to pluck from the threat of the gallows a twenty-four or twenty-five-year-old slavey suspected of infanticide.
Aside from English, French and Inuktitut, Chipewyan, Cree, Dogrib, Gwich'in, and Slavey are also official languages within the territory.
Mercer also was the content expert for a translation workshop of key mining and metallurgical terms associated with rare earth projects, organised by the MVLWB, with involvement of translators from First Nations communities, working in the Dogrib, Chipewyan and Slavey languages.
I had sojourned with Crees, Dene, Dogrib, Beaver, Slavey, Flathead and others, and yes, even some Mi'kmaq who had answered the call of the North.
Problem number two was solved when Air Canada delivered my errant gear late that night but concerns about winning the hearts of Slavey audiences lingered for another two days--until I met Ashley Brennan's kindergarten class in Tulita on Day One.