bigot

noun
big·​ot | \ ˈbi-gət \

Definition of bigot

: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

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Examples of bigot in a Sentence

"It's scandalous," he said, in the tones once used by Colonel Blimp, Britain's best-loved bigot, who adorned the pages of the Evening Standard throughout the 1930s. — Nicholas Fraser, Harper's, September 1996 A bigot is a hater, she said. A bigot hates Catholics. A bigot hates Jews.  … It's no sin to be poor, she said. It is a sin to be a bigot. Don't ever be one of them. — Pete Hamill, A Drinking Life, 1994 One had always to be mindful, moreover, that being a black scholar did not exempt one from the humiliations and indignities that a society with more than its share of bigots can heap upon a black person, regardless of education … — John Hope Franklin, "John Hope Franklin: A Life of Learning," 1988, in Race and History1989 He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments. an incorrigible bigot who hasn't entertained a new thought in years
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Recent Examples on the Web

Ermold has posted on Facebook that Caudill is a bigot who uses anti-gay slurs. Adam Beam, The Seattle Times, "Kim Davis’ opponent fends off attacks _ from primary rival," 25 Sep. 2018 America does not have a monopoly on mental health issues, bigots, or extremists. German Lopez, Vox, "He survived the Las Vegas mass shooting. Then he died in the Thousand Oaks, California, shooting.," 9 Nov. 2018 Or in the case of Pittsburgh, America does not have a monopoly on bigots. German Lopez, Vox, "Trump’s responses to mass shootings are a giant lie by omission," 29 Oct. 2018 The same bigots who are sending people back away from their children are the ones who brought my ancestors here. Fox News, "Kellyanne Conway: Incomplete press coverage harms America," 3 Aug. 2018 Perhaps above all John detested the abuse of power, could not abide bigots and swaggering. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of George W. Bush's Eulogy for John McCain," 1 Sep. 2018 Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Features Two Religious Leaders Accused of Bigotry," 14 May 2018 Today a video surfaced of an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Man harasses woman wearing Puerto Rico flag shirt," 11 July 2018 As the scholar Donna Zuckerberg wrote at Eidolon, the worst bigots of the conservative fringe love Classics—her subject. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "Rod Dreher’s Bad History," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of bigot

1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bigot

French, hypocrite, bigot

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More Definitions for bigot

bigot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bigot

: a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. : a bigoted person; especially : a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)

bigot

noun
big·​ot | \ ˈbi-gət \

Kids Definition of bigot

: a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group

Other Words from bigot

bigoted \ -​gə-​təd \ adjective

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