Slavey
Slavey Slav"ey, n. A maidservant. [Colloq. & Jocose Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • slavey — noun (plural slaveys) Date: circa 1812 drudge; especially a household servant who does general housework …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slavey — /slay vee/, n., pl. slaveys. Brit. Informal. a female servant, esp. a maid of all work in a boardinghouse. [1800 10; SLAVE + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • slavey — noun A maid, maidservant …   Wiktionary

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