taskmaster

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noun task·mas·ter \ˈtask-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of taskmaster

  1. :  one that imposes a task or burdens another with labor

Examples of taskmaster in a sentence

  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>

1530

First Known Use of taskmaster

1530


TASKMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

taskmaster

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noun task·mas·ter \ˈtask-ˌmas-tər\

Definition of taskmaster for English Language Learners

  • : a person who assigns work to other people


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