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Language: Old English
Origin: hæthen

heathen

2 noun
     
Related topics: Religion
heathen2 plural heathen [countable] old-fashioned
1RR someone who is not connected with the Christian religion or any of the large established religions - used to show disapproval [↪ pagan]
2 someone who refuses to believe in something - often used humorously

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