Simon-legree meaning

lə-grē
A brutal taskmaster.
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The villainous slave overseer in the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
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Any cruel taskmaster.
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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