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adjective, church·i·er, church·i·est.
  1. adhering strictly to the prescribed form in ecclesiastical matters.
  2. intolerant of dissent in one's religion.
  3. 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 formschurch·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for churchy

Contemporary Examples of churchy

  • It was beautiful, but it was churchy, which made sense because her dad was a minister.

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    Daniel Coyle

    April 29, 2009

Historical Examples of churchy

  • 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.

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    Ada Cambridge

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

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    Thomas Stinson Jarvis

  • Brothers Inskip and Macdonald are not square on the Freemason question and are churchy.

British Dictionary definitions for churchy


adjective churchier or churchiest
  1. like a church, church service, etc
  2. excessively religious
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