Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

One of a sect organized in America in 1830, and, until 1890, practising polygamy; named from Mormon, a character in the Book of Mormon, the sacred book of the sect.

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Usage examples "mormon":

  1. And he played it well, I was told; not so well, of course, as the great Dan Bryant could; but I fancy he was more at home in the Mormon pulpit than Daniel would have been. - "The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 4", Charles Farrar Browne.
  2. What's to prevent their making that traffic contract with the Mormon people right now? - "Empire Builders", Francis Lynde.
  3. In fact, according to his history- book there had been little but wars in this peaceful nation: the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the incessant frontier wars with the Indians, the Kansas War, the Mormon War, the War for the Union. - "That Fortune", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.