slave driver

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noun

an overseer of slaves.
a hard taskmaster: His boss was a slave driver.

Nearby words

  1. slave,
  2. slave ant,
  3. slave bracelet,
  4. slave coast,
  5. slave cylinder,
  6. slave labor,
  7. slave labor camp,
  8. slave river,
  9. slave ship,
  10. slave state

Origin of slave driver

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for slave-driver

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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