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noun
an overseer of enslaved laborers and enforcer of hierarchy and discipline in the institution of chattel slavery.
a hard taskmaster: His boss was a slave driver.
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Origin of slave driver

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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slave-driver

noun
(esp formerly) a person forcing slaves to work
an employer who demands excessively hard work from his employees
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