gospelmonger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gospel +‎ monger

Noun[edit]

gospelmonger (plural gospelmongers)

  1. (rare, derogatory) One who peddles the gospel; a Bible thumper.
    • 2007 January 10, Anne Mendelson, “At the Temples of Food, an Outsider’s Look at the Sacred Texts”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mr. Glassner’s latest book, “The Gospel of Food: Everything You Think You Know About Food is Wrong” (Ecco/HarperCollins $25.95), posits that misguided (and misguiding) gospelmongers are persuading Americans to eat according to ever more irrational notions and sillier motivations.