(derogatory) One who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
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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.
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”) .
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