slave driver


Definition of slave driver 

1 : a supervisor of slaves at work

2 : a harsh taskmaster

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for slave driver



Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of slave driver in a Sentence

The new boss is a real slave driver. the director is a real slave driver, but actors still clamor for the opportunity to work with him

First Known Use of slave driver

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about slave driver

Share slave driver

Statistics for slave driver

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for slave driver

The first known use of slave driver was in 1792

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for slave driver

slave driver


English Language Learners Definition of slave driver

: someone who is in charge of slaves and makes them work

: someone who makes people work very hard

More from Merriam-Webster on slave driver

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with slave driver

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for slave driver

Comments on slave driver

What made you want to look up slave driver? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!