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From French bigot (“a bigot, hypocrite”), from Middle French bigot, from Old French bigot, originally a derogatory term applied to Normans for their frequent note of the Old English oath bī god (“by God”). It is not known, however, whether the precise Germanic language of origin is English: compare Middle High German bī got, Middle Dutch bi gode.
bigot (plural bigots)
- (derogatory) One who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
- Don't call me a bigot. That's extremely rude!
- One who is strongly partial to one's own group (e.g. religion, race, gender, political party, etc.) and is intolerant of those who differ.
- bigot in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- bigot in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- bigot at OneLook Dictionary Search
bigot m (plural bigots)
- “bigot” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
bìgot m (Cyrillic spelling бѝгот)
- “bigot” in Hrvatski jezični portal