[ uhng-kuhl tom-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈʌŋ kəl ˈtɒm ɪz əm /
a pattern of social behavior characterized by a willingly submissive attitude on the part of the Black participants in a given interaction and a benevolent but patronizing attitude on the part of the white participants.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Also called Tom·ism .
Words nearby Uncle Tomism
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