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Moonie (plural Moonies)
- (informal) A member of the Unification Church; a follower of its founder Sun Myung Moon
1981 July 6, Sunday Times:
- The Unification Church, or the "Moonies" as they are commonly known, have a thriving work in South Africa, with their headquarters in Hillbrow and a Moonie farm near Muldersdrift.
2009 November 23, Brooks Spector, “The Moonie church loses its grip on doctrine, money and leadership in slo-mo”, The Daily Maverick:
- The Unification Church, better known as the Moonie church and best known for its enormous mass-wedding ceremonies, is in crisis.
- (informal) A person who shows exceptional enthusiasm for a cause or organization, a zealot.
1997, Nancy Griffin, Kim Masters, Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber took Sony for a ride in Hollywood, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0684832666, page 197:
- CAA agents were sometimes called the "Moonies" of the business, famous for walking in lock-step.
2009 August 15, Henry Winter, “Manchester City's Blue Moonies have their faith rewarded”, The Daily Telegraph:
- From boardroom to terrace via the dug-out, such an evangelical zeal suffuses Manchester City's new mission that they should really be renamed the Blue Moonies.
- (fandom slang) A fan of the Japanese manga and anime franchise Sailor Moon.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.
- (member of Unification Church): Unificationist
- ^ 2002, World Book Encyclopedia, The World Book Dictionary: L-Z, World Book, Inc, ISBN 0716602997, page 1348:
- ^ 1999, Editors of Webster's II Dictionaries, Webster's II New College Dictionary, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 0395962145, page 711:
- ^ 2005, Eric Partridge; Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English: J-Z, TF-ROUTL, ISBN 978-0415259385, page 1319:
- ^ 2007, Tom Dalzell; Terry Victor, The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, Routledge, ISBN 0415212596, page 439:
- ^ 2008, Tom Dalzell, The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English, Routledge, ISBN 0415371821, page 671: