noun Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of a Pentecostal sect.
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Origin of Holy Roller
So called from the frenetic religiosity expressed during services
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British Dictionary definitions for Holy Roller
derogatory a member of a sect that expresses religious fervour in an ecstatic or frenzied way
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