Meaning of “slave” in the English Dictionary

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"slave" in British English

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slavenoun [ C ]

uk /sleɪv/ us /sleɪv/

B2 a person who is legally owned by someone else and has to work for that person:

Black slaves used to work on the cotton plantations of the southern United States.
I'm tired of being treated like a slave!

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slaveverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /sleɪv/ us /sleɪv/ informal

(Definition of “slave” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slave" in American English

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slavenoun [ C ]

us /sleɪv/

social studies a person who is legally owned by someone else and has no personal freedom:

Born a slave in 1760, he was sold as a child to a farmer in Delaware.

(Definition of “slave” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)