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slave

 
pronunciation:
sleIv
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Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: a person who is owned by another person and forced to work with no pay or rights.
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Word History
The word slave comes from Slav, a word for the people who lived in east-central Europe in the Middle Ages. Great numbers of Slavs were bought and sold as slaves by conquering peoples from the West.