Mansonite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Manson +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

Mansonite (plural Mansonites)

  1. A follower of Charles Manson (born 1934), American leader of a cult-like criminal group in the 1960s.
    • 1977, Alexander Walker, Double takes: notes and afterthoughts on the movies, 1956-76
      The glib interpretations offered — the Mansonites were all people with grudges against society: he had, like Hitler, an incomplete personality...
  2. A fan of controversial American rock musician Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner, born 1969).
    • 1994, SPIN magazine (volume 10, number 6, September 1994)
      Today's wet-behind-the-ears Mansonites are fueled by the spirit of betrayal, the sense that somewhere along the line the Woodstock generation copped out.
    • 2006, Bhesham R. Sharma, The death of art
      By the end, she has become a Mansonite Goth.
    • 2007, Raven Digitalis, Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture
      For most Mansonites, Goth is only a phase, and their fashion and outlook on life change alongside Marilyn Manson's.

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