bigot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bigot ‎(a sanctimonious person; a religious hypocrite), from Middle French bigot, from Old French bigot. Prior history unclear.

One widely accepted theory states that the word derives from an Old French derogatory term applied to the religiously zealous Normans, who were said to be known for frequently uttering "by God" (compare Old English bī god, Middle High German bī got, Middle Dutch bi gode), and which can be compared with the French term goddams to refer to the English during Joan of Arc's time. Liberman however dismisses this as having "too strong a taste of a folk etymological guess invented in retrospect" and supports instead Grammont et al.'s derivation of 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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Noun[edit]

bigot m ‎(plural bigots, feminine bigote)

  1. bigot, holier-than-thou

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. over-pious, holier-than-thou

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bigot.

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  • 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