Mor·​mon | \ ˈmȯr-mən How to pronounce Mormon (audio) \

Definition of Mormon

1 : the ancient redactor and compiler of the Book of Mormon presented as divine revelation by Joseph Smith
2 see usage paragraph below : latter-day saint especially : a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Mormonism \ ˈmȯr-​mə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Mormon (audio) \ noun, see usage paragraph below

Usage of Mormon and Mormonism

The use of the terms Mormon and Mormonism in their meanings relating to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is discouraged by the church.

First Known Use of Mormon

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of Mormon was in 1831

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“Mormon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of Mormon

: a member of a Christian church that was founded by Joseph Smith in the U.S. in 1830 : a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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