Meaning of Uncle Tom in English:

Uncle Tom

Pronunciation /ʌŋkl ˈtɒm/

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  • 1mainly North American offensive A black man considered to be excessively obedient or servile to white people.

    1. 1.1A person regarded as betraying their cultural or social allegiance.
      • ‘he called moderates Uncle Toms’


Mid 19th century (first referring to an enslaved black man): from the name of the hero of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), an anti-slavery novel by the American writer Harriet Beecher Stowe.