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This is a word which means different things to different people. Is this tolerance to differing opinions, words or actions? In light of the definition of bigot, these different things to tolerate give a very different definition of bigot. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Why does bigot link to hypocrite? —This unsigned comment was added by (talk).


Anatoly Liberman is sceptical of the "by God" origin and suggests "Albigot" from Albigensians. Jnestorius 16:15, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

I don't find that explanation makes much sense. Bigots are sanctimonious in their opinions, not heretical. Leasnam (talk) 17:24, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


I am surprised that no one suggests the obvious possibility that this means "moustache". The word in Spanish is bigote and in Catalan (and probably Occitan) it is bigot. One can well imagine that at a certain point in time moustaches were no longer fashionable, but conservative, sanctimonious types were wont to still wear them, and thus they were stereotyped by their appearance. Correctrix (talk) 01:01, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Quite a stretch if you ask me Leasnam (talk) 03:29, 8 November 2017 (UTC)