from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive A Black person who is regarded as being humiliatingly subservient or deferential to white people.
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- n. A black person who is obsequiously servile to white authority.
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- n. a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
After Uncle Tom, a character in Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)