Moon·​ie ˈmü-nē How to pronounce Moonie (audio)
: a member of the Unification Church founded by Sun Myung Moon

Word History


Sun Myung Moon born 1920 Korean evangelist

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Moonie was in 1974

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“Moonie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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