churchgoer

noun
church·​go·​er | \ˈchərch-ˌgō-ər \

Definition of churchgoer 

: one who habitually attends church

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Other Words from churchgoer

churchgoing \-​ˌgō-​iŋ, -​ˌgȯ(-​)iŋ \ adjective or noun

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Dylann Roof, convicted of the 2015 slaying of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, had posted a 2,000-word racist rant and posed in photos with firearms and the Confederate flag. Lisa Marie Pane, The Seattle Times, "Online rants by would-be shooters create dilemma for police," 30 Oct. 2018 The churchgoers were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital, where two are in serious condition, said Rose Mureshyankwano. Ignatius Ssuuna, Fox News, "Lightning strike kills 16 people, injures 140 at church in Rwanda," 11 Mar. 2018 Or that many Chinatown churchgoers fake their faith in order to help their political asylum applications? Leslie T. Chang, New York Times, "Hustling in Flushing: A Chinese Immigrant Couple Struggles to Decode Life in Queens," 1 June 2018 Protesters, family members, churchgoers and employers gathered in front of Baltimore’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices Thursday morning in support of a New Carrollton woman. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Community rallies around Maryland woman in danger of deportation," 10 May 2018 It has been challenged, but rebuffed, in American courtrooms, where all states and the District of Columbia protect most communications between a clergyman and a churchgoer. Adam Baidawi, New York Times, "Archbishop Philip Wilson Is Sentenced for Sexual Abuse Cover-Up in Australia," 2 July 2018 While 83 percent of churchgoers say tithing is a current requirement, 72 percent of pastors agree. Adelle M. Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Churchgoers say gifts to charity,needy count as tithing," 12 May 2018 Despite their front-row seat to the immigration conflict, the Harlingen churchgoers, who are predominantly white, seem no more engaged with the political debate over the border than anyone else in the United States. David Yaffe-bellany, star-telegram, "Next to shelter, church's congregation defends family separations," 3 July 2018 There are a lot of churchgoers, Republicans, families with children, etc. latimes.com, "Calendar Letters: 'Westworld' confusion, Arroyo Seco vibes, 'Roseanne' fallout and border politics," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of churchgoer

1598, in the meaning defined above

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churchgoer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of churchgoer

: someone who regularly goes to church

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