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[big-uh t] /ˈbɪg ət/
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.
1590-1600; < Middle French (Old French: derogatory name applied by the French to the Normans), perhaps < Old English bī God by God Unabridged
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Examples for bigot
  • The bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you put upon it, the more it will contract.
  • Stop being a political bigot and putting words in our mouths.
  • The sincerity of either man can only be doubted by the bigot and the fool.
  • It's not a big shame to be a bigot these days.
  • Many of his political opponents consider him a racist bigot.
  • Anyone can be a bigot, in any context.
  • Obviously this writer is just another arrogant bigot full of himself.
  • Perhaps it's worth making it clear that they'll relax the law for her because she has the right to be a bigot.
  • To be a bigot means that you hold negative views of a group despite evidence.
British Dictionary definitions for bigot


a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race
Derived Forms
bigoted, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Old French: name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for bigot
1590s, from Fr. bigot (12c.), in O.Fr. "sanctimonious;" supposedly a derogatory name for Normans, the old theory (not universally accepted) being that it springs from their frequent use of O.E. oath bi God. Plausible, since the Eng. were known as goddamns in Joan of Arc's France, and during World War I Americans serving in France were said to be known as les sommobiches (see also son of a bitch). But the earliest French use of the word (12c.) is as the name of a people apparently in southern Gaul (which led to the now-doubtful, on phonetic grounds, theory that the word comes from Visigoth). Sp. bigote "mustache" also has been proposed as a source, though the sense is not adequately explained. The earliest English sense is of "religious hypocrite," especially a female one, and may have been influenced by beguine. Sense extended 1680s to other than religious opinions.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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bigot in Technology

A person who is religiously attached to a particular computer, language, operating system, editor, or other tool (see religious issues). Usually found with a specifier; thus, "Cray bigot", "ITS bigot", "APL bigot", "VMS bigot", "Berkeley bigot". Real bigots can be distinguished from mere partisans or zealots by the fact that they refuse to learn alternatives even when the march of time and/or technology is threatening to obsolete the favoured tool. It is truly said "You can tell a bigot, but you can't tell him much." Compare weenie.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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