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taskmaster

[task-mas-ter, tahsk-mah-ster] /ˈtæskˌmæs tər, ˈtɑskˌmɑ stər/
noun
1.
a person whose function it is to assign tasks, especially burdensome ones, to others.
2.
a person who supervises rigorously the work of others.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; task + master
Related forms
taskmastership, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for task-mastership

taskmaster

/ˈtɑːskˌmɑːstə/
noun
1.
a person, discipline, etc, that enforces work, esp hard or continuous work: his teacher is a hard taskmaster
Derived Forms
taskmistress, noun:feminine
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Word Origin and History for task-mastership

taskmaster

n.

1520s, from task (n.) + master (n.).

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