Holy Roller

Holy Roller
noun Date: 1841 often offensive a member of one of the Protestant sects whose worship meetings are characterized by spontaneous expressions of emotional excitement

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Holy Roller — is a term in American English used to describe Pentecostal Christian churchgoers. However, Holy Roller is also more commonly used to describe any religion follower that tries to promote their religion at doorsteps or in public forums. The term is …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Roller — noun count OFFENSIVE someone who belongs to a Christian church where people are very enthusiastic about their religion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Holy Roller — ☆ Holy Roller n. a member of any of various Christian sects that express religious emotion in an unrestrained manner during services of worship, as by shouting or falling to the floor: usually a derogatory term …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Roller — noun a) A member of any Christian church characterized by ecstatic behaviour; especially of the Pentecostal Church. I attended a worship service where I was astounded to see holy rollers convulsing on the floor and speaking in tongues. b) A… …   Wiktionary

  • Holy Roller — Holy Rollerism. Disparaging and Offensive. a member of a Pentecostal sect: so called from the frenetic religiosity expressed during services. * * * …   Universalium

  • holy roller — noun informal, derogatory a member of an evangelical Christian group expressing religious fervour by frenzied excitement …   English new terms dictionary

  • Holy Roller — Ho′ly Roll′er n. usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is perceived as insulting. off sts Slang: Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of a Pentecostal sect marked by the frenetic excitement expressed during… …   From formal English to slang

  • holy roller — /hoʊli ˈroʊlə/ (say hohlee rohluh) noun Colloquial (derogatory) a member of any Christian group that worships in an enthusiastic or ecstatic way, with shouting, trances, etc …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Holy Roller —   Holelola …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Holy Roller — noun a member of a religion that expresses ecstatic fervor • Hypernyms: ↑churchgoer, ↑church member …   Useful english dictionary

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