holy roller

holy roller
noun informal, derogatory a member of an evangelical Christian group expressing religious fervour by frenzied excitement.

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  • Holy Roller — noun count OFFENSIVE someone who belongs to a Christian church where people are very enthusiastic about their religion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Holy Roller — ☆ Holy Roller n. a member of any of various Christian sects that express religious emotion in an unrestrained manner during services of worship, as by shouting or falling to the floor: usually a derogatory term …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Roller — noun a) A member of any Christian church characterized by ecstatic behaviour; especially of the Pentecostal Church. I attended a worship service where I was astounded to see holy rollers convulsing on the floor and speaking in tongues. b) A… …   Wiktionary

  • Holy Roller (disambiguation) — Holy Roller can refer to:* Holy Roller, a term used to refer to evangelical Christians * Holy Rollerz, a Christian automotive ministry * Holy Roller (American football), a play in an American football game between the San Diego Chargers and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Roller (horse) — Holy Roller (foaled 1992) by the Biscay stallion Sanction, was a gigantic Australian Thoroughbred racehorse of the mid to late 1990s who won 12 of his 26 races and a cult following amongst Sydney race fans. Bred and owned by Woodlands Stud, Holy… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Roller — Holy Rollerism. Disparaging and Offensive. a member of a Pentecostal sect: so called from the frenetic religiosity expressed during services. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Holy Roller (American football) — In American football, the Holy Roller was an infamous, controversial game winning play executed by the Oakland Raiders against the San Diego Chargers on September 10, 1978 (see 1978 in sports). The game was played at the Chargers home field, San… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Roller (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Holy Roller Type = Compilation album Artist = The Reverend Horton Heat |225px|Album Cover Released = April 20, 1999 Recorded = ??? at Dallas Sound Labs, Dallas, TX Genre = Psychobilly Length = 45:13 Label = Sub Pop Producer …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Roller — noun Date: 1841 often offensive a member of one of the Protestant sects whose worship meetings are characterized by spontaneous expressions of emotional excitement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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