Synonyms of slave in English:


See definition of slave


1‘most of the work on the land was done by slaves’


bondsman, bondswoman, bondservant, bondslave, serf, vassal, thrall

helot, odalisque, blackbird, hierodule


freeman, master

2‘Anna was attracted to him and within 24 hours was his willing slave’


drudge, servant, general factotum, maid of all work, man of all work, lackey, minion, galley slave

informal gofer, bitch

British informal skivvy, dogsbody, slavey, poodle, fag

rare slaveling


1‘I'm sick of slaving away for a pittance’


toil, labour, grind, sweat, work one's fingers to the bone, work day and night, work like a dog, work like a Trojan, keep one's nose to the grindstone, exert oneself, grub, plod, plough

informal work one's guts out, work one's socks off, kill oneself, sweat blood, knock oneself out, plug away, slog away

British informal graft, fag

NZ Australian informal bullock

British vulgar slang work one's arse off, work one's balls off, work one's nuts off

North American vulgar slang work one's ass off, work one's butt off

archaic drudge, travail, moil


relax, skive