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

Definition of churchgoer

: one who habitually attends church

Other Words from churchgoer

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

Examples of churchgoer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the service, one churchgoer wanted to honor the four-star defensive line prospect with a few gifts. Nick Alvarez |, al, 2 Aug. 2022 Amid the accusations, the New York bishop is now having to respond to a lawsuit a churchgoer filed against him in Sept. 2021. Ashlee Banks, Essence, 1 Aug. 2022 The churchgoer killed when a gunman opened fire at a Laguna Woods church Sunday was a sports medicine doctor and master of martial arts who was slain while trying to stop the shooting, authorities said Monday. Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2022 As the gunman opened fire, another churchgoer in his 70s charged the suspect, striking him with a chair and holding him down until law enforcement arrived, Carpenter said. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 18 June 2022 The churchgoer killed was a sports medicine doctor and master of martial arts who was slain while trying to stop the shooting. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 The single churchgoer who was killed was slain while trying to stop the shooting. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 The entire cast is fantastic, including Pablo Schreiber as Betty’s husband Allan Gore, Timothy Simons as Candy’s husband Pat Montgomery and Raúl Esparza as Candy’s lawyer and fellow churchgoer, Don Crowder. Dana Feldman, Forbes, 7 May 2022 The daughter of a fifth-generation Lutheran minister, Russell has been a churchgoer since childhood. Matthew J. Palm, Orlando Sentinel, 17 May 2022 See More

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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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9 Aug 2022

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“Churchgoer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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