/slay"veuhr/, n.
1. a dealer in or an owner of slaves.
2. See slave ship.
[1815-25; SLAVE + -ER1]
/slav"euhr, slay"veuhr, slah"-/, v.i.
1. to let saliva run from the mouth; slobber; drool.
2. to fawn.
3. Archaic. to smear with saliva.
4. saliva coming from the mouth.
5. drivel.
[1275-1325; ME slaver (n.), slaveren (v.), prob. < Scand; cf. Icel slafra to slobber]

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