Dictionary.com

bigot

[ big-uht ]
/ ˈbɪg ət /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: bigot / bigots on Thesaurus.com

noun
a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
CAN YOU ANSWER THESE COMMON GRAMMAR DEBATES?
There are grammar debates that never die; and the ones highlighted in the questions in this quiz are sure to rile everyone up once again. Do you know how to answer the questions that cause some of the greatest grammar debates?
Question 1 of 7
Which sentence is correct?

Origin of bigot

1590–1600; <Middle French (Old French: derogatory name applied by the French to the Normans), perhaps <Old English bī God by God
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bigot in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bigot

bigot
/ (ˈbɪɡət) /

noun
a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, esp on religion, politics, or race

Derived forms of bigot

bigoted, adjective

Word Origin for bigot

C16: from Old French: name applied contemptuously to the Normans by the French, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK