Bible-banger

noun Bi·ble-bang·er
variants: or less commonly bible-banger

Definition of Bible-banger

plural Bible-bangers also bible-bangers
US, informal
: bible-thumper
  • With such freedoms, temptation is ever present, as the Bible-bangers on Sunday television testify.
  • —Peter UstinovSaturday Review13 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 CampbellHartford Courant18 Dec. 2001

Bible-banging

or less commonly bible-banging adjective
    • … a prairie preacher of Wesleyan Methodism, a Bible-banging fundamentalist …
    • —Robert S. AnsonHarper'sNovember 1972
    • As Carrie's Bible-banging mother, Betty Buckley … must play a scene in which she curses and slaps her poor daughter around …
    • —Jack KrollNewsweek23 May 1988

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First Known Use of bible-banger

1904


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