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driver

[from slave driver] n. 1. Obs. [Car.] a slave driver: 1800. A Negro man who has for many years been a driver on a Cotton Plantation (Bahama Gazette). 1832 Every Black soul on the plantation that could walk (with the exception of 2 old women and the driver*) (*overseer—ed.) (Farquharson 51).

2. [Car.; cf. Sra. dreba foreman WST] head of a work gang. (Flea., Mayag.)

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Last update: 2011-02-20 18:07
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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