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Uncle Tom

Uncle Tom

 
pronunciation:
uhng kl tam
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the title character in Uncle Tom's Cabin, a mid-nineteenth century novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom is a black slave whose religious beliefs move him to forgive his oppressors.
definition 2: a black person who behaves in a subservient manner toward whites (used as a term of contempt).
derivation: Uncle Tomism (n.)