Etymology
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Mormon (n.)

"adherent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," 1830, introduced by the religion's founder, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), in Seneca County, N.Y., from Mormon, supposed prophet and author of "The Book of Mormon," explained by Smith as meaning more mon, from English more + Egyptian mon "good." As an adjective by 1842. Related: Mormonism.

updated on February 23, 2019

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Definitions of Mormon from WordNet
1
Mormon (n.)
the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints;
Mormon (n.)
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints;
Synonyms: Latter-Day Saint
2
Mormon (adj.)
of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.