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  1. From the Unabridged (v 1.1):
    bigot–noun: a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

    More interestingly, From the Online Etymology Dictionary:
    bigot: 1598, from M.Fr. bigot, from O.Fr., supposedly a derogatory name for Normans, the old theory (not universally accepted) being that it springs from their frequent use of O.E. oath bi God. Plausible, since the Eng. were known as goddamns in Joan of Arc’s France, and during World War I Americans serving in France were said to be known as les sommobiches (see also son of a bitch). But the earliest Fr. use of the word (12c.) is as the name of a people apparently in southern Gaul. The earliest Eng. sense is of “religious hypocrite,” especially a female one, and may be influenced by beguine. Sense extended 1687 to other than religious opinions.

    Well isn’t fascinating to check dictionaries from time to time?

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