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Definition of heathen noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (old-fashioned) (offensive)
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  1. 1used by people who have a strong religious belief as a way of referring to a person who has no religion or who believes in a religion that is not one of the world's main religions
  2. 2used to refer to a person who shows lack of education
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: heathen

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