proselytute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of proselytize +‎ prostitute.

Noun[edit]

proselytute (plural proselytutes)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A person given to excessive religious proselytizing.
    • 1995 March 27, The Answer is to Question [username], “Re: PURGATORY: PART I”, in alt.religion.christian, Usenet[1]:
      I've heard from a number of Christian proselytutes that if what they're saying hurts me, then it must be because i was involved with a group that twisted the bible and "wasn't *really* Christian," and that i should listen to them & their version because *they* have it *right*.
    • 1999 October 2, John C. Randolph, “Re: Firewalking and Sharks”, in alt.paranet.science, Usenet[2]:
      Frankly, I think that evangelism is a profoundly obnoxious activity, particularly when proselytutes claim that they are morally superior to those who do not share their delusions.
    • 2001 May 30, Delia, “Re: An enlightened TM adept?”, in alt.meditation.transcendental, Usenet[3]:
      Hey, that's nothing; you should see the stuff I hurled at the Buddhist proselytute formerly known as Dhamma Dog.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:proselytute.