Moonie


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Moon·ie

 (mo͞o′nē)
n. Often Offensive
A member of the Unification Church.

[After Sun Myung Moon.]

Moonie

(ˈmuːnɪ)
n
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]

Moon•ie

(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Moonie - an often derogatory term for a member of the Unification Church
derogation, disparagement, 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
Translations

Moonie

[ˈmuːnɪ] Nmiembro mf de la Iglesia de la Unificación

Moonie

n (inf)Anhänger(in) m(f)der Mun-Sekte, Moonie m (inf)
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