jack mormon

noun, sometimes capitalized J & usually capitalized M

Definition of jack mormon 

1 : a non-Mormon living in a Mormon community and sympathetic to or on friendly terms with his neighbors

2 : a Mormon inactive in the church or not adhering strictly to Mormon tenets : a backsliding or nominal Mormon always paid his tithes—only he had to have his coffee so some called him a jack MormonAmerican Guide Series: Arizona a jack Mormon, which means that … he no longer pays tithes or holds with the tenet of total abstinence— A. J. Liebling

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