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
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 … ,” 1988, in Race and History, 1989
He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments.
an incorrigible bigot who hasn't entertained a new thought in years
Recent Examples of bigot from the Web
The Islamic society has said in court papers that it was targeted by bigots as the lengthy public hearing process played out.
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Origin and Etymology of bigot
French, hypocrite, bigot
First Known Use: 1660See Words from the same year
BIGOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bigot for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of bigot for Students
: a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group
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