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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bigot  \Big"ot\,  a. 
  Bigoted.  [Obs.] 
 
  In  a  country  more  bigot  than  ours  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bigot  \Big"ot\,  n.  [F.  bigot  a  bigot  or  hypocrite,  a  name  once 
  given  to  the  Normans  in  France.  Of  unknown  origin;  possibly 
  akin  to  Sp  bigote  a  whisker;  hombre  de  bigote  a  man  of 
  spirit  and  vigor;  cf  It  s-bigottire  to  terrify,  to  appall. 
  Wedgwood  and  others  maintain  that  bigot  is  from  the  same 
  source  as  Beguine,  Beghard.] 
  1.  A  hypocrite;  esp.,  a  superstitious  hypocrite.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  A  person  who  regards  his  own  faith  and  views  in  matters  of 
  religion  as  unquestionably  right  and  any  belief  or 
  opinion  opposed  to  or  differing  from  them  as  unreasonable 
  or  wicked.  In  an  extended  sense  a  person  who  is 
  intolerant  of  opinions  which  conflict  with  his  own  as  in 
  politics  or  morals;  one  obstinately  and  blindly  devoted  to 
  his  own  church,  party,  belief,  or  opinion. 
 
  To  doubt,  where  bigots  had  been  content  to  wonder 
  and  believe.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bigot 
  n  :  a  prejudiced  person  who  is  intolerant  of  any  opinions 
  differing  from  his  own 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bigot  n.  [common]  A  person  who  is  religiously  attached  to  a 
  particular  computer,  language,  operating  system,  editor,  or  other 
  tool  (see  {religious  issues}).  Usually  found  with  a  specifier  thus 
  `cray  bigot',  `ITS  bigot',  `APL  bigot',  `VMS  bigot',  `Berkeley  bigot'. 
  Real  bigots  can  be  distinguished  from  mere  partisans  or  zealots  by 
  the  fact  that  they  refuse  to  learn  alternatives  even  when  the  march 
  of  time  and/or  technology  is  threatening  to  obsolete  the  favored  tool. 
  It  is  truly  said  "You  can  tell  a  bigot,  but  you  can't  tell  him  much." 
  Compare  {weenie},  {Amiga  Persecution  Complex}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bigot 
 
  A  person  who  is  religiously  attached  to  a  particular  computer, 
  language,  operating  system,  editor,  or  other  tool  (see 
  {religious  issues}).  Usually  found  with  a  specifier  thus 
  "Cray  bigot",  "ITS  bigot",  "APL  bigot",  "VMS  bigot",  "Berkeley 
  bigot".  Real  bigots  can  be  distinguished  from  mere  partisans 
  or  zealots  by  the  fact  that  they  refuse  to  learn  alternatives 
  even  when  the  march  of  time  and/or  technology  is  threatening 
  to  obsolete  the  favoured  tool.  It  is  truly  said  "You  can  tell 
  a  bigot,  but  you  can't  tell  him  much."  Compare  {weenie}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BIGOT,  n.  One  who  is  obstinately  and  zealously  attached  to  an  opinion 
  that  you  do  not  entertain. 
 
 




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