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Moonie

[ moo-nee ]
/ ˈmu ni /
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noun
a member or follower of the Unification Church.
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Origin of Moonie

1970–75; Sun Myung Moon + -ie, with pun on moony
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British Dictionary definitions for Moonie

Moonie
/ (ˈmuːnɪ) /

noun informal
a member of the Unification Church
the Moonies (plural) the Unification Church

Word Origin for Moonie

C20: named after the founder Sun Myung Moon (1920–2012), S Korean industrialist
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