Definitions for oppressor

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to govern or manage with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints; exercise harsh authority or power over.

  2. to lie heavily upon (the mind, a person, etc.); weigh down.

  3. Archaic. to put down; subdue or suppress.

Origin of oppress:

1300–50; < MF oppresser < ML oppressāre, der. of L oppressus, ptp. of opprimere to squeeze, suffocate =op-op-+primere (comb. form of premere to press1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. oppressor(noun)

    a person of authority who subjects others to undue pressures


  1. oppressor(Noun)

    Someone who oppresses another or others.


  1. Oppressor

    Oppressor was a technical death metal band from Chicago, Illinois, which formed in 1991 and finished in 1999. They released three albums. Three of the band's members went on to form alternative metal band Soil.

Anagrams of oppressor

  1. proposers

Translations for oppressor

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a ruler who oppresses his people; a tyrant.

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