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Someone considered a member of the family who works. Originally considered an endearment and term of respect, it was twisted into a derogatory term in the American civil war in order to create mass unemployment, since the employed were put down and disparaged as "uncle Tom". It worked, as well as the endearment "mammy". Both terms originally used to denote caring and respect were, after the war, denigrating, as well as having a job. Mammies went from respected members of family to unemployed as did "uncle" Tom.
That uncle Tom works for that white man. He should quit and his pride in unemployment can feed his family.
by Urbanlovespread November 04, 2018
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A black person who is to like a white person and doesn't talk to blacks. A racsist term.
by Jamal April 17, 2004
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Living hell for females. Nickname females use to hide the identity of what they call a period. Tom= time of month:)
Sally: Uncle Tom came can you help me?
Fredricka: sure!!
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a black man considered to be excessively obedient or servile
Man, you see that cornball brotha RG3 is dating becky with good hair? what an uncle tom.
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The term "Uncle Tom" is also used as a derogatory epithet for an excessively subservient person, particularly when that person is aware of their own lower-class status based on race. The use of the epithet is the result of later works derived from the original novel.
Ben Carson is acting like an "Uncle Tom".
by BlackGirlWoke February 22, 2017
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