1. cargo cult, cult

usage: (Melanesia) the followers of one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth (`cargo') brought by westerners; some ascribe divine attributes to westerners on first contact (especially to missionaries)

2. cargo cult, cult, cultus, religious cult

usage: a religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes

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