variants: or less commonly bible-pounder
plural Bible-pounders also bible-pounders

Definition of Bible-pounder

US, informal
: bible-thumper A typical God-fearing Bible-pounder who believes that money in the bank is a sign of God's approval.— Trevanian, Incident at Twenty-Mile, 1999 He wants to connect the kind of people that he represents—Evangelical Christians—but not necessarily the image of Evangelical Christians that you may have of some sort of fundamentalist Bible-pounder, those sorts of clichés from popular imagination.— Ron Elving, National Public Radio, 18 Aug. 2008

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Other Words from Bible-pounder

Bible-pounding or less commonly bible-pounding adjective
Many people in our culture today try to stereotype Christians as wild-eyed zealots and legalistic Bible-pounding bigots. — Charles W. Colson et al., Answers To Your Kids' Questions, 2000

First Known Use of Bible-pounder

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Bible-pounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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