Moonie

Moonie

[moo-nee]
noun
a member or follower of the Unification Church.

Origin:
1970–75; Sun Myung Moon + -ie, with pun on moony

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Moonie (ˈmuːnɪ)
 
n
1.  a member of the Unification Church
2.  (plural) the Moonies the Unification Church
 
[C20: named after the founder Sun Myung Moon (born 1920), S Korean industrialist]

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Moonie
1974, a member of the Unification Church, headed by Sun Myung Moon.
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