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taskmaster

noun task·mas·ter \ˈtask-ˌmas-tər\

: a person who assigns work to other people

Full Definition of TASKMASTER

:  one that imposes a task or burdens another with labor

Examples of TASKMASTER

  1. <pitiless taskmaster that he was, Ebenezer Scrooge only reluctantly let his ill-paid clerk have Christmas Day off>
  2. <known as a tough but fair taskmaster>

First Known Use of TASKMASTER

1530

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