slave driver

noun

Definition of slave driver

  1. 1 :  a supervisor of slaves at work

  2. 2 :  a harsh taskmaster

Examples of slave driver in a sentence

  1. The new boss is a real slave driver.

  2. <the director is a real slave driver, but actors still clamor for the opportunity to work with him>

1792

First Known Use of slave driver

1792


SLAVE DRIVER Defined for English Language Learners

slave driver

noun

Definition of slave driver for English Language Learners

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

  • : someone who makes people work very hard


Learn More about slave driver


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ