Simon Legree Definition

lə-grē
noun

The villainous slave overseer in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Webster's New World
Any cruel taskmaster.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Simon Legree

  • After Simon Legree a cruel slave dealer in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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