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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [church-goh-er]
    • /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌgoʊ ər/
    • /ˈtʃɜːtʃˌɡəʊ.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [church-goh-er]
    • /ˈtʃɜrtʃˌgoʊ ər/

Definitions of churchgoer word

  • countable noun churchgoer A churchgoer is a person who goes to church regularly. 3
  • noun churchgoer a person who attends church regularly 3
  • noun churchgoer an adherent of an established Church in contrast to a Nonconformist 3
  • noun churchgoer a person who attends church, esp. regularly 3
  • noun churchgoer a person who goes to church, especially habitually. 1
  • noun churchgoer Chiefly British. a member of the Established Church, in contrast to a Nonconformist. 1

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Origin of churchgoer

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-90; church + go1 + -er1

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Parts of speech for Churchgoer


churchgoer popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

churchgoer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for churchgoer

noun churchgoer

  • devotee — Someone who is a devotee of a subject or activity is very enthusiastic about it.
  • votary — a person who is bound by solemn religious vows, as a monk or a nun.
  • disciple — Religion. one of the 12 personal followers of Christ. one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1. any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.
  • adorer — to regard with the utmost esteem, love, and respect; honor.
  • supplicant — supplicating.

Antonyms for churchgoer

noun churchgoer

  • agnostic — An agnostic believes that it is not possible to know whether God exists or not. Compare atheist.
  • atheist — An atheist is a person who believes that there is no God. Compare agnostic.
  • skeptic — a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual.
  • separation — an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated.
  • division — the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.

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