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

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 Our outspoken students are easy targets for racists, bigots & hayers. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Will 'Roseanne' survive boycott tied to star's deleted tweets, controversial past? | The Kansas City Star," 3 Apr. 2018 And those routinely dismissed as bigots might decide to leave a party that so openly expresses its disdain for them. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Anthony Kennedy and the Death of True American Conservatism," 29 June 2018 Once at a tent revival in Missouri, an angry white bigot came back armed with a gun, threatening to kill blacks inside. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With childhood trauma in spotlight, Milwaukee native's book profiles woman who saves lives," 22 June 2018 And your courage will embolden that person to speak out and make another bigot more reluctant. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Longest Clapback Ever," 22 June 2018 Falsely portraying this young girl and child star as a raging homicidal bigot is heinous, and Brown deleting her Twitter to avoid this maelstrom is a logical response to the internet’s festering orgy of toilet humor. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How the “homophobic Millie Bobby Brown” meme made the actress quit Twitter.," 14 June 2018 But as single-issue bigots became the dominant force in GOP politics during his time in office, Ryan never summoned the courage to say anything about it. Jay Willis, GQ, "Paul Ryan Doomed to Finish Out Political Career in a Hell of His Own Creation," 13 June 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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