from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
- n. One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, gender or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite.
- n. A person who regards his own faith and views in matters of religion as unquestionably right, and any belief or opinion opposed to or differing from them as unreasonable or wicked. In an extended sense, a person who is intolerant of opinions which conflict with his own, as in politics or morals; one obstinately and blindly devoted to his own church, party, belief, or opinion.
- adj. Bigoted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. . A hypocritical professor of religion; a hypocrite; also, a superstitious adherent of religion.
- n. A person who is obstinately and unreasonably wedded to a particular religious or other creed, opinion, practice, or ritual; a person who is illiberally attached to any opinion, system of belief, or party organization; an intolerant dogmatist.
- Same as bigoted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
French, from Old French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French bigot ("a bigot, hypocrite"), from Middle French bigot, from Old French bigot, originally a derogatory term applied to Normans for their frequent note of the Old English oath bī god ("by God"). It is not known, however, whether the precise Germanic language of origin is English: compare Middle High German bī got, Middle Dutch bi gode. (Wiktionary)