Bible-thumper

[ bahy-buh l-thuhm-per ]
/ ˈbaɪ bəlˌθʌm pər /

noun Informal.

an evangelist or other person who quotes the Bible frequently, especially as a means of exhortation or rebuke.

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Origin of Bible-thumper

First recorded in 1920–25

OTHER WORDS FROM Bible-thumper

Bi·ble-thump·ing, adjective
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Bible-thumper

noun

slang an enthusiastic or aggressive exponent of the BibleAlso called: Bible-basher, Bible-pounder, Bible-puncher

Derived forms of Bible-thumper

Bible-thumping, noun, adjective
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