Uncle Remus

[ ree-muhs ]

  1. an African American character in several books by Joel Chandler Harris who narrates animal tales to the young son of a plantation owner.

Origin of Uncle Remus

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby Uncle Remus

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How to use Uncle Remus in a sentence

  • "But dat aint needer yer ner dar," said Uncle Remus, renewing his attack upon the little boy.

    Nights With Uncle Remus | Joel Chandler Harris
  • This was a good many years before a genius arose who in "Uncle Remus" made the stories immortal.

    Theodore Roosevelt | Theodore Roosevelt
  • It occurred to the future "Uncle Remus," then twelve years old, that this might open a way for him.

    Literary Hearthstones of Dixie | La Salle Corbell Pickett
  • Happily, there lived in Savannah the charming young lady who was to be the loving centre of the pleasant home of "Uncle Remus."

    Literary Hearthstones of Dixie | La Salle Corbell Pickett
  • You are doubtless acquainted with his charming Uncle Remus stories.