church·​go·​er | \ ˈchərch-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce churchgoer (audio) \

Definition of churchgoer

: one who habitually attends church

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churchgoing \ ˈchərch-​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce churchgoing (audio) , -​ˌgȯ(-​)iŋ \ adjective or noun

Examples of churchgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Philippines, where churchgoers were told to stay home, Josille Sabsal treated the moment as a test of faith. Joseph Krauss And Elana Schor, Houston Chronicle, "Christians observe Good Friday in isolation," 10 Apr. 2020 That defiance has come at a cost — in some cases churchgoers and pastors have contracted the virus after participating in religious gatherings. Tatiana Sanchez,, "Butte County churchgoer exposes 180 at service held in violation of state order," 17 May 2020 Provide prepackaged food to staff, volunteers and churchgoers. Paulina Pineda, azcentral, "Arizona offers guidance as places of worship start to reopen," 12 May 2020 The church gave out palm branches at a drive-thru for churchgoers and other community members. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Being with God's people': Church gives out palms at drive thru, allows members to connect while social distancing," 5 Apr. 2020 In South Carolina, Biden won churchgoers and women. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, "Bernie’s Revolution Came — and Went," 5 Mar. 2020 Josh Lawson noted that the governor had ordered him to record the license plates of those who attended the services but did not say whether the churchgoers would face punishment. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Vandalism, citations, and quarantine orders: Kentucky church meets resistance for in-person Easter service," 12 Apr. 2020 In South Korea, one churchgoer — known as Patient 31 — can be tied to over 60 percent of the country’s cases., "People In Kentucky Threw A “Coronavirus Party” & It Didn’t End Well," 26 Mar. 2020 The churchgoers remained standing through the end of Bloomberg's remarks. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Churchgoers in Selma turn their backs on Bloomberg during service," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of churchgoer

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of churchgoer was in 1598

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7 Jun 2020

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“Churchgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of churchgoer

: someone who regularly goes to church

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