bible-thumping

Bible-thumper

[bahy-buhl-thuhm-per]
noun Informal.
an evangelist or other person who quotes the Bible frequently, especially as a means of exhortation or rebuke.

Origin:
1920–25

Bible-thumping, adjective
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Bible-thumper
 
n
slang Bible-basher, Bible-pounder, Also called: Bible-puncher an enthusiastic or aggressive exponent of the Bible
 
'Bible-thumping
 
n, —adj

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Main Entry:  Bible-thumping
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  pertaining to a person who aggressively expounds the teachings of the Bible; evangelical
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Bible-thumper
"strict Christian," by 1843.
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