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slave driver

an overseer of slaves.
a hard taskmaster:
His boss was a slave driver.
Origin of slave driver
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Kind of made me feel as if I was a slave driver crackin' the whip.

  • After killing an Egyptian slave driver there was nothing for Moses to do but to flee.

    A Brief Bible History James Oscar Boyd
  • Did you suppose I was such a monster, such a reactionary, such a slave driver?

    Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • But the Queen was alarmed at the threat and the slave driver, fearing the conqueror of Regos, tremblingly gave up the keys.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • It is at best but a gloomy transfer from the mercies of a slave driver, to the justice of a military magistrate.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus American Anti-Slavery Society
  • My father gave me an education to be a slave driver over the common people.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • Then he commanded the slave driver to go and get all the children who had been made slaves, and to bring them to their mothers.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • You've got to learn the business from the rules as promulgated by little old Alden P. Ricks, the slave driver.

    Cappy Ricks Peter B. Kyne
  • She pressed the shoulders she still held with the gesture of an Arab slave driver.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice

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