noun Bi·ble–bash·er
variants: less commonly


Definition of Bible–basher





chiefly British, informal

  1. :  bible-thumper The old-style Bible-bashers were street-corner evangelists who bawled all Hell out of luckless sinners for the greater glory of the Lord. — Douglas Fairey, Weekend, 7–13 Feb. 1968 … the activities of opium-smugglers and bible-bashers in the early nineteenth century provide some wryly amusing material of which the author makes the most. — Times Literary Supplement, 26 Jan. 1967


less commonly


adjective Although the gamblers had helped lay the economic foundations of the American South, their expulsion begat the God-fearing, Bible-bashing belt still with us today. — Anthony Holden, Big Deal, 1990 They've drifted from organised religion because of the fashion in recent decades for the materialistic lifestyle, and won't be enticed back by Bible-bashing evangelism or Christian social strictures. — George Pitcher, Daily Telegraph (London), 17 Dec. 2009

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Circa 1945

First Known Use of bible–basher

circa 1945

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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