Meaning of Uncle Tommery in English:

Uncle Tommery

Pronunciation /ˌʌŋkl ˈtɒməri/


(also Uncle Tomery)
  • Behaviour regarded as characteristic of a black man who is considered to be excessively obedient or servile to white people, or a person resembling such a man, especially (in later use) betrayal of one's cultural or social allegiance. Formerly also: †a system of slavery (obsolete).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Society of Arts. From Uncle Tom + -ery.