bigot

noun
big·​ot | \ ˈbi-gət How to pronounce bigot (audio) \

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 The former bigot then begins to change his ways, replacing his Bud Light beer with a bottle of Hennessy and his magazine subscription to Guns & Ammo with a subscription to Ebony magazine. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Whitlock posts Black Lives Matter parody video: ‘Changing the hearts, minds, and even sexual appetites of white bigots everywhere’," 26 Sep. 2020 The group’s escape from Simonsville is the first heart-pounding flight from a bigot — or, in this case, a pack of bigots — on fast wheels. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Lovecraft Country Series Premiere Recap: Here Be Monsters," 19 Aug. 2020 Karen as the perennial bigot in John Waters's movies. Hank Stuever, Anchorage Daily News, "Who’s the most galling, captivating character on our screens this summer? It’s ‘Karen’ - and she’s everywhere," 4 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bigot.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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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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The first known use of bigot was in 1660

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Last Updated

21 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bigot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bigot. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for bigot

bigot

noun
How to pronounce bigot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bigot

disapproving : 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 How to pronounce bigot (audio) \

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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