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EtymologyEdit

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

One well-known 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", an oath to express veracity or faith (compare Old English bī god, Middle High German bī got, Middle Dutch bi gode), and which can be compared with the French use of "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.
  2. One who is strongly partial to his or her own group (e.g. religion, race, ethnicity, gender, political party, etc.) and is intolerant of those who differ.

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NounEdit

bigot m (plural bigots)

  1. moustache

CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bi‧got

AdjectiveEdit

bigot

  1. (of a woman) buxom; having a full, voluptuous figure, especially possessing large breasts

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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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NounEdit

bigot m (plural bigots, feminine bigote)

  1. bigot, holier-than-thou

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. over-pious, holier-than-thou

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bigot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bǐɡot/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧got

NounEdit

bìgot m (Cyrillic spelling бѝгот)

  1. bigot

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ReferencesEdit

  • bigot” in Hrvatski jezični portal