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n. Often Offensive
A member of the Unification Church.

[After Sun Myung Moon.]


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]


(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


[ˈmuːnɪ] Nmiembro mf de la Iglesia de la Unificación


n (inf)Anhänger(in) m(f)der Mun-Sekte, Moonie m (inf)
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We love a good cult, especially one with a name like the Moonies who, in our heads, go round getting their bum cheeks out.
Married to the Moonies (Channel Four, Thursday, 9pm) [bar] Weddings can be calamitous affairs at the very best of times; trying to please your in-laws, sorting out catering to please all the guests' tastes and the like.
'Get out of our town', says mayor MAYOR of Middlesbrough Norman Swash told a representative of the Unification Church popularly referred to as "Moonies" to "get out -we do not want you here".
It's not just their wealth which has made City less popular among neutrals; it's the fact that, even in their darker days, the Blue Moonies always used to play with a certain joie de vivre.
All in all, moonies are best left to competition shooters who seek the ultimate edge in speed reloads.
What church was founded in Korea in 1954 by Sun Myung Moon, his followers being known as the Moonies?