Bigot Definition

bĭgət
bigots
noun
A person who holds blindly and intolerantly to a particular creed, opinion, etc.
Webster's New World
One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
American Heritage
A narrow-minded, prejudiced person.
Webster's New World
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bigot
Plural:
bigots

Origin of Bigot

  • From French bigot (“a bigot, hypocrite”), from Middle French bigot, from Old French bigot, originally a derogatory term applied to Normans for their frequent note of the Old English oath bī god (“by God”). It is not known, however, whether the precise Germanic language of origin is English: compare Middle High German bī got, Middle Dutch bi gode.

    From Wiktionary

  • French excessively religious person, religiously intolerant person from Old French Norman person, excessively religious person of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • An alternate etymology (Liberman, Grammont, et al.) derives the Old French word from Albigot (“Albigensian heretic”) .

    From Wiktionary

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