Meaning of Aunt Tom in English:

Aunt Tom

noun

(also Aunt Thomasina)
derogatory, offensive US
  • 1A black woman considered to be submissive or servile towards white people, and whose behaviour is considered to be unsupportive of the social and political interests of African Americans.

  • 2A woman considered to be submissive or servile towards men, and whose behaviour is considered to be unsupportive of the goals of feminism.

Pronunciation

Aunt Tom

/?ɑ?nt ?t?m/ /?ant ?t?m/

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Daily Defender (Chicago). From aunt + the male forename Tom, after Uncle Tom.