- an evangelist or other person who quotes the Bible frequently, especially as a means of exhortation or rebuke.
Origin of Bible-thumper
First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for bible-thumper
Mrs. Lincoln, who is a bit of a Bible-thumper, is strongly depicted in the film instead as a fire-and-brimstone conservative.‘Beautiful Creatures’: 14 Notable Differences From the Book to the Screen
February 15, 2013
- slang an enthusiastic or aggressive exponent of the BibleAlso called: Bible-basher, Bible-pounder, Bible-puncher
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Word Origin and History for bible-thumper
"strict Christian," by 1843.
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