- a prejudiced individual who is intolerant of any opinions differing from their own
- A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite.
- A person who regards his or her own belief and views in matters of religion as undoubtedly correct, and any belief or viewpoint opposed to or differing from their website as unreasonable or sinful. In a protracted sense, somebody who is intolerant of opinions which conflict along with his very own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and thoughtlessly specialized in his very own chapel, celebration, belief, or viewpoint.
'King John' Lord Bigot.
Name Origin: Shakespearean
Name Gender: Male
n obstinate individual, or one that's wedded to an opinion, in matters of religion, etc.
1590s, "sanctimonious individual, religious hypocrite," from French bigot (12c.), that is of unidentified origin. Earliest French use of the word is really as title of a people apparently in southern Gaul, which resulted in the now-doubtful, on phonetic reasons, concept the term originates from Visigothus. The typical used in Old French appears to have been as a derogatory nickname for Normans, the old concept (perhaps not universally accepted) becoming so it springs from their particular regular utilization of the Germanic oath bi Jesus. But OED dismisses in a three-exclamation-mark fury one fanciful type of the "by god" principle as "absurdly incongruous with realities." By the end, not much is kept standing except Spanish bigote "mustache," that also is recommended although not explained, as well as the main virtue which as a source appears to be there isn't any evidence for or against it. In support of the "by God" theory, as a surname Bigott, Bygott tend to be attested in Normandy plus in The united kingdomt through the 11c., and French title etymology sources (such Dauzat) describe it as a derogatory title used by the French towards Normans and representing "by god." The English had been generally goddamns 200 years later on in Joan of Arc's France, and during World War I Us citizens providing in France were said to be generally les sommobiches (see also son of a bitch). Nevertheless the feeling development in bigot is difficult to spell out. According to Donkin, the current use first seems in French 16c. This plus the very first English sense, "religious hypocrite," specifically women one, might have been affected by beguine and words that cluster around it. Good sense stretched 1680s with other than religious viewpoints.
(n.) A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite.
- (letter.) Somebody who regards their own trust and views in things of faith as unquestionably right, and any belief or viewpoint in opposition to or differing from their website as unreasonable or wicked. In a long sense, an individual who is intolerant of opinions which dispute along with his very own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly dedicated to their own chapel, party, belief, or viewpoint.
- (a.) Bigoted.
Oh! spite of million villains, this makes me a bigot in the fadeless fidelity of man!--and a black! and crazy!--but methinks like-cures-like applies to him too; he grows so sane again.