Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Often Offensive A member of the Unification Church.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A member of the Unification Church, founded by Sun Myun Moon.

Etymologies

After Sun Myung Moon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Moon +‎ -ie, after the church's founder, Sun Myung Moon. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rev Sun Myung Moon, leader of the so-called Moonie cult, after initially being refused entry into South Africa because he does not have a visa, will now be allowed into the country, Home Affairs spokesman Hennie Meyer said on Wednesday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Moon you may recall is the barely five foot tall North Korean, immigrant, felon who launched the "Moonie" movement worldwide.

    Mike Papantonio: Falwell's Legacy Haunts Liberty University

  • Bournemouth 2007 was the "Moonie" conference, all cultish grins and tragic misplaced hope; Manchester 2008 was the "Moody" conference, with a brooding, bullying nastiness everywhere you went.

    A Bargain Ringside Seat to History

  • Another confused spoiled snot like a "Moonie" or Hare Krishna.

    Sound Politics: Al-Qaeda's American Recruiter Wants You.....

  • Neither should they accept tendentious news reporting, such as that offered by Bill Gertz in the February 28, 2007 issue of the "Moonie" Washington Times

    A Pig Looking at a Watch: Assessing Iran's Nuclear Program

  • As evidenced by the red-versus-blue electoral map of 2004, the whole of America is populated by people whose view of the world is shaped by Pat Robertson's 700 Club, Faux News, the Washington "Moonie" Times and the Drudge Report.

    jellyfish

  • Of course it's true, I read all about it on the Drudge Report and in the Washington "Moonie" Times!

    ouch

  • The local Moonie paper "Moonie" as in the cult, the cult owns the paper that the Republicans are all in bed with here in DC the other day printed a false quote that they attributed to Abraham Lincoln.

    02/15/2007

  • The former also accused the latter of being a "Moonie," a member of the Unification Church.

    Archive 2004-04-11

  • Though I didn’t respond to what I still consider a ridiculous accusation, I could no more be insulted by it than I could be insulted at being called a Moonie or a Red Sox fan.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » More on “What if the Palestinians Don’t Want a State?”

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