Bi·​ble-thump·​er ˈbī-bəl-ˌthəm-pər How to pronounce Bible-thumper (audio)
US, informal
: an aggressively zealous advocate of Christian fundamentalism
Bible-thumping adjective

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bible-thumper was circa 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Bible-thumper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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