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[chur-chee] /ˈtʃɜr tʃi/
adjective, churchier, churchiest.
adhering strictly to the prescribed form in ecclesiastical matters.
intolerant of dissent in one's religion.
of, characteristic of, or suggestive of a church:
The stained-glass windows gave the room a churchy look.
Origin of churchy
First recorded in 1835-45; church + -y1
Related forms
churchiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I'm afraid we wouldn't have been churchy enough to suit them, anyway.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That night the Rogersons went to church in a body, as usual, for they were a churchy family.

    A Humble Enterprise Ada Cambridge
  • "I don't think I was ever a very religious person," she replied, mistaking the word religious for 'churchy.'

    Geoffrey Hampstead Thomas Stinson Jarvis
  • Brothers Inskip and Macdonald are not square on the Freemason question and are churchy.

    Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers
British Dictionary definitions for churchy


adjective churchier, churchiest
like a church, church service, etc
excessively religious
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