Bible-basher

noun Bi·ble-bash·er
variants: or less commonly bible-basher

Definition of Bible-basher

plural Bible-bashers also bible-bashers
chiefly British, informal
: 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 FaireyWeekend7–13 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 Supplement26 Jan. 1967

Bible-bashing

or less commonly bible-bashing 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 HoldenBig Deal1990
    • 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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First Known Use of bible-basher

circa 1945


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