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Meaning of BIGOT

Pronunciation:  'bigut

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own

BIGOT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: antifeminist, chauvinist, homophobe, partisan, racialist, racist, sectarian, segregationist, segregator, zealot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Big"ot\, n. [F. bigot a bigot or hypocrite, a name once
    given to the Normans in France. Of unknown origin; possibly
    akin to Sp. bigote a whisker; hombre de bigote a man of
    spirit and vigor; cf. It. s-bigottire to terrify, to appall.
    Wedgwood and others maintain that bigot is from the same
    source as Beguine, Beghard.]
    1. A hypocrite; esp., a superstitious hypocrite. [Obs.]
    2. 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.
             To doubt, where bigots had been content to wonder
             and believe.                          --Macaulay.
  2. \Big"ot\, a.
    Bigoted. [Obs.]
          In a country more bigot than ours.       --Dryden.
Computing Dictionary

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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