- an area of the U.S., chiefly in the South and Midwest, noted for its religious fundamentalism.
Origin of Bible Belt
- the Bible Belt those states of the S US where Protestant fundamentalism is dominant
Word Origin and History for bible belt
1926, reputedly coined by H.L. Mencken.
Idioms and Phrases with 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]