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Holy Roller

noun, Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of a Pentecostal sect.
Origin of Holy Roller
so called from the frenetic religiosity expressed during services
Related forms
Holy Rollerism, noun Unabridged
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  • Apparently no meeting for any purpose is to be tolerated except the Holy Roller meetings themselves.

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  • The Holy Roller church in this community, as elsewhere, in its total influence promotes immorality.

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  • In the judgment of the more sober-minded people, the Holy Roller movement spoils the life of the community wherever it goes.

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British Dictionary definitions for Holy Roller

Holy Roller

(derogatory) a member of a sect that expresses religious fervour in an ecstatic or frenzied way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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