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 formsHoly Rollerism, noun
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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
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