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Bible Belt

an area of the U.S., chiefly in the South and Midwest, noted for its religious fundamentalism.
Origin of Bible Belt
An Americanism dating back to 1925-30 Unabridged
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Bible Belt

the Bible Belt, those states of the S US where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant
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Word Origin and History for Bible Belt

1926, reputedly coined by H.L. Mencken.

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Bible Belt in Culture

Bible Belt definition

An area of the United States, including the South and parts of the Middle West, where fervent Protestant fundamentalism is strong. (See Scopes trial.)

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Bible belt

An area noted for religious fundamentalism; specifically, parts of the American South and Midwest. For example, You wouldn't dare try to sell a sex manual in the Bible belt. This term alludes to the prevalence of evangelical revivals, strict morals, belief in the literal truth of the Bible, and similar traits. [ c. 1920 ]
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