Definition of bigot in English:

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bigot

Pronunciation: /ˈbiɡət/

noun

A person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions: don’t let a few small-minded bigots destroy the good image of the city he was a fanatical bigot
More example sentences
  • He's out to put religious bigots in the same moral and legal bracket as racists.
  • Justice and decency were the very things the religious bigots of all denominations hated and feared most, as they still do today.
  • One inflammatory bumper sticker alleges the religious right are bigots, among other things.
Synonyms
chauvinist, partisan, sectarian;
racist, sexist, homophobe, dogmatist, jingoist

Origin

Late 16th century (denoting a superstitious religious hypocrite): from French, of unknown origin.

More
  • A bigot first denoted a superstitious religious hypocrite; the immediate source is French but further than that is not known.

Words that rhyme with bigot

gigot, Piggott, spigot
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