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

There’s a good chance that these bigot bills will fail. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Anti-LGBTQ Sentiment Is Rising Around the World," 3 June 2019 And the incoming national security adviser boasts informal ties to even-more virulent anti-Muslim bigots. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "John Bolton and The Anti-Muslim Bigotry of Mainstream Conservatism," 27 Mar. 2018 Their engagement in November 2017 must have been devastating news for boilerplate bigots and anyone banking on making #WindsorSoWhite the next big cause across social media. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "The royal wedding: Fairy tale or 'Game of Thrones'?," 17 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." Matthew Diebel, USA TODAY, "Caught on video: Man harangues woman in park for wearing Puerto Rico shirt; police officer does little to help," 10 July 2018 For years, the Left has been denouncing the cops as bigots, all of them. Fox News, "New evidence of political bias at Google; gender politics at play in Michigan Senate race," 21 Sep. 2018 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 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

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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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bigot

noun

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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