Bigot meaning

bĭgət
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The definition of a bigot is a person who is prejudiced, or intolerant of those who are different.

A person who thinks all men are better than all women is an example of a bigot.

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One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
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A narrow-minded, prejudiced person.
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(derogatory) One who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.

Don't call me a bigot. That's extremely rude!

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A person who holds blindly and intolerantly to a particular creed, opinion, etc.
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One who is strongly partial to one's own group (e.g. religion, race, gender, political party, etc.) and is intolerant of those who differ.
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Origin of bigot

  • 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

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary