Bible-pounder

noun Bi·ble-pound·er
variants: or less commonly bible-pounder

Definition of 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.
  • —TrevanianIncident at Twenty-Mile1999
  • 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 ElvingNational Public Radio18 Aug. 2008

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' Questions2000

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First Known Use of bible-pounder

circa 1889


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