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Definition of "slavey" [slav•ey]

  • A household servant, especially an overworked one. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slavey" in a sentence
  • "He has been instructed to bring soda whenever he hears the word slavey pronounced from above."
  • "Punch was the champion of the "slavey" -- immortalized in Dickens's "Marchioness" -- even of the much-maligned charwoman; the relentless critic of Jeames, his plush and powder and calves."
  • "It is opened after a longer or shorter interval by the "slavey" -- in the morning, slatternly, her arms concealed beneath her apron; in the afternoon, smart in dirty cap and apron."