Bible Belt

noun

Definition of Bible Belt

:an area chiefly in the southern U.S. whose inhabitants are believed to hold uncritical allegiance to the literal accuracy of the Bible; broadly :an area characterized by ardent religious fundamentalism

First Known Use of bible belt

1924


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