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Used as a disparaging term for a member of any of various Christian denominations in which spiritual fervor is expressed by shouts and violent body movements.
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(Theology) derogatory a member of a sect that expresses religious fervour in an ecstatic or frenzied way
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usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is perceived as insulting.—n.
Slang: Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of a Pentecostal sect marked by the frenetic excitement expressed during services.)
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