taskmaster

noun task·mas·ter \ ˈtask-ˌma-stər \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of taskmaster

: 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

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TASKMASTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of taskmaster for English Language Learners

  • : a person who assigns work to other people



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