Holy Roller


old-fashioned + often offensive
: a member of one of the Protestant sects whose worship meetings are characterized by spontaneous expressions of emotional excitement

Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holy Roller was in 1841

Dictionary Entries Near Holy Roller

Cite this Entry

“Holy Roller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Roller. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!