Bible-thumper

noun
Bi·​ble-thump·​er | \ ˈbī-bəl-ˌthəm-pər How to pronounce Bible-thumper (audio) \

Definition of Bible-thumper

US, informal
: an aggressively zealous advocate of Christian fundamentalism

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Bible-thumping \ ˈbī-​bəl-​ˌthəm-​piŋ How to pronounce Bible-thumping (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Bible-thumper

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Bible-thumper was circa 1923

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