Etymology
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slaver (v.)

"dribble from the mouth," early 14c., from Old Norse slafra "to slaver," probably imitative (compare slobber (v.)). Related: Slavered; slavering. The noun is from early 14c.

slaver (n.)

"ship in the slave trade," 1830, agent noun from slave (v.). Meaning "person in the slave trade" is from 1842.

updated on October 10, 2013

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Definitions of slaver from WordNet
1
slaver (n.)
a person engaged in slave trade;
Synonyms: slave dealer / slave trader
slaver (n.)
someone who holds slaves;
Synonyms: slaveholder / slave owner
2
slaver (v.)
let saliva drivel from the mouth;
Synonyms: drivel / drool / slabber / slobber / dribble
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.