Moonie

[moo-nee]

Origin of Moonie

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

noun informal
  1. a member of the Unification Church
  2. 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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Word Origin and History for moonie

Moonie

n.

1974, a member of the Unification Church, headed by Sun Myung Moon.

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