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slavey

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From slave +‎ -y.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

slavey (plural slaveys or slavies)

  1. (colloquial, now historical) A male servant.
  2. (colloquial, now historical) A maid, maidservant.
    • 1924, Ford Madox Ford, Some Do Not…, Penguin 2012 (Parade's End), p. 81:
      I told a man on the links yesterday that I'd been a slavey for nine months. I was trying to explain why I was a suffragette […].