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jack Mormon

or Jack Mormon

a non-Mormon living amicably among Mormons.
a Mormon not active in the church or adhering strictly to Mormon principles.
Origin of jack Mormon
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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jack Mormon

noun phrase

  1. A non-Mormon who associates with or imitates Mormons
  2. A nonobservant or backsliding Mormon: Sure I have coffee in the house. I'm only a jack Mormon (1890+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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