slaver

Someone who brutally and cruelly forces people into servitude is a slaver. If you come across this word being used as a verb, it has an entirely different meaning (and pronunciation), to slobber or drool.

You can use the historical word slaver to talk about the slave traders who captured and sold human beings into slavery, as well as the slave owners who forced enslaved people to work. It also describes the ships that transported enslaved Africans: "Many people died at sea on the slavers." When used as a verb, slaver is pronounced with a short a and it has a much gentler meaning. Your dog might start to slaver as you pour food into her dish.

Primary Meanings of slaver

1.
n
a person engaged in slave trade
2.
v
let saliva drivel from the mouth
Full Definitions of slaver
1

n a person engaged in slave trade

Synonyms:
slave dealer, slave trader
Types:
white slaver
a person who forces women to become prostitutes
Type of:
victimiser, victimizer
a person who victimizes others

n someone who holds slaves

Synonyms:
slave owner, slaveholder
Type of:
holder
a person who holds something
2

v let saliva drivel from the mouth

Synonyms:
dribble, drivel, drool, slabber, slobber
Type of:
salivate
produce saliva

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