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n. Often Offensive
A member of the Unification Church.

[After Sun Myung Moon.]
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1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) a member of the Unification Church
2. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the Moonies (plural) the Unification Church
[C20: named after the founder Sun Myung Moon (1920–2012), S Korean industrialist]
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(ˈmu ni)

n. Offensive.
a member or follower of the Unification Church.
[1970–75; Sun Myung Moon (b. 1920), Korean religious leader, + -ie, with pun on moony]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Moonie - an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
Unification Church - a Christian church (with some Buddhist elements) founded in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon and known for staging mass weddings and other communal activities
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
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[ˈmuːnɪ] Nmiembro mf de la Iglesia de la Unificación
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n (inf)Anhänger(in) m(f)der Mun-Sekte, Moonie m (inf)
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His barrister Jamie Hill QC asked why he made that call and Barker explained: "To phone an ambulance for Moonie."
Jamie Moonie was accused of culpable and reckless conduct in Main Street on December 8 last year.
Emma Moonie, of Commercial Road in Skelmanthorpe, allegedly withdrew the cash without the victim's permission over a two-year period.
Several years ago, while performing as his clown alter-ego MooNiE the Magnif'Cent, the Libertyville native chose -- as he typically does -- an assistant from an audience several hundred strong.
Steven, who is leading a workshop at The British Society of Medical & Dental Hypnosis (Scotland) in Stirling this weekend, said: "I was just 19 when I joined the Unification Church and became a Moonie.
Moonie Ramchand, 45CHARLTON - Moonie Ramchand, 45, of Charlton, passed away Friday, April 18th in his home, after a long illness.
Seeing her condition, Miley's mom Tish Cyrus even gifted her small pup named Moonie soon after.
The current managing director Fraser Moonie, who has been in the role for three years, becomes responsible for eastern regions including Norway, SE Asia (including Singapore) and Australia.
It includes portions of the Condamine-Balonne and Moonie catchments, to the north and south, respectively.
The settlement relates to Santos' purchase from Drillsearch of approximately 42,959 bbls of crude oil remaining in the Jackson- Moonie Crude Oil Pipeline.
Midland peer Lord Snape, Lord Truscott, Lord Moonie and Lord Taylor of Blackburn are accused of entering into negotiations, involving fees of up to pounds 120,000, with Sunday Times reporters posing as lobbyists for a foreign firm.