Slavey meaning

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A household servant, especially one who is a young woman.
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(brit., informal) A female domestic servant, esp. one who does hard, menial work.
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An Athabascan people of western Canada.
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The Slavey language.
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Origin of slavey

  • A euphemism for Slave (French Esclave), originally a translation of the Cree word for slave, an appellation the Cree gave several of their traditional enemies. In English, the final e came to be pronounced as if Slave were a native name; this pronunciation was first written Slavé and later Slavey.

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  • The names of the Slave River, Lesser Slave River, Great Slave Lake and Lesser Slave Lake do not necessarily derive from the people now known as Slavey in English.

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