bigot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

An alternate etymology (Liberman, Grammont, et al.) derives the Old French word from Albigot (Albigensian heretic) [1].

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bigot (plural bigots)

  1. (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!
  2. 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.

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bigot m (plural bigots)

  1. moustache

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe from Middle French bigot, from Old French bigot, a derogatory term applied to Normans for their frequent note of the Old English oath bī god "by God".

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bigot m (plural bigots, feminine bigote)

  1. bigot, holier-than-thou

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bigot m (feminine bigote, masculine plural bigots, feminine plural bigotes)

  1. over-pious, holier-than-thou

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bigot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bǐɡot/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧got

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bìgot m (Cyrillic spelling бѝгот)

  1. bigot

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References[edit]

  • bigot” in Hrvatski jezični portal