variants: or less commonly bible-banger
plural Bible-bangers also bible-bangers

Definition of Bible-banger

US, informal
: bible-thumper With such freedoms, temptation is ever present, as the Bible-bangers on Sunday television testify.— Peter Ustinov, Saturday Review, 13 Dec. 1975 Theologically, upon his death he would shoot straight to heaven, but I, a Protestant Bible-banger, would need to earn my way over and over again.— Susan Campbell, Hartford Courant, 18 Dec. 2001

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Other Words from Bible-banger

Bible-banging or less commonly bible-banging adjective
… a prairie preacher of Wesleyan Methodism, a Bible-banging fundamentalist … — Robert S. Anson, Harper's, November 1972 As Carrie's Bible-banging mother, Betty Buckley … must play a scene in which she curses and slaps her poor daughter around … — Jack Kroll, Newsweek, 23 May 1988

First Known Use of Bible-banger

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Bible-banger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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