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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Two distinct knocks, sir, will produce the slavey at any time.
Jackson, 'and hearing that you were here, from the slavey, took a coach and came on.
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.
20) Slave (or Slavey, Slave) is an Athabaskan language spoken in northwestern of Canada for approximately 760 people.
For example, "Harold Beecham kept a snivelling little Queensland black boy as a sort of black-your-boots, odd-jobs slavey or factotum, and he came to Dogtrap for the mail .
Ordained in 2012, she became the first Anglican priest of Slavey descent in the Anglican Church of Canada.
University of Louisville (Nu Xi) 12 December 2013: Francisco Javier Bonilla, Matthew Haddock, Benjamin Reece, Thomas Michael Saughnessy Skaggs, Ashley Slavey, Danielle Nicole Warren.
Great Bear Lake, or "Sahtu" as it is known in the North Slavey dialect of the Dene language, is the largest lake entirely within Canada's borders and ninth largest in the world at 31,326 [km.
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.