Simon Legree

noun
Si·​mon Le·​gree | \ ˌsī-mən-lə-ˈgrē How to pronounce Simon Legree (audio) \

Definition of Simon Legree

: a slave owner who has Tom flogged to death in Harriet B. Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

First Known Use of Simon Legree

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Simon Legree.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legree. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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