Bible-pounder

noun

Bi·​ble-pound·​er
variants or less commonly bible-pounder
plural Bible-pounders also bible-pounders
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
Bible-pounding adjective
or less commonly bible-pounding
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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bible-pounder was circa 1889

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“Bible-pounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bible-pounder. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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