Amish sect

an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania
Hypernyms: ↑sect, ↑religious sect, ↑religious order
Member Meronyms: ↑Amish

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  • Amish — ☆ Amish [äm′ish, am′ish, ām′ish ] pl.n. [after Jacob Ammann (or Amen), the founder] the members of a Christian sect that separated from the Mennonites in the 17th cent.: in the U.S. since the 18th cent., the Amish favor plain dress and plain… …   English World dictionary

  • Amish — (adj.) 1844, American English, from the name of Jacob Amman, 17c. Swiss Mennonite preacher who founded the sect. Originally spelled Omish, which reflects the pronunciation in Pennsylvania German dialect. As a noun, by 1884 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Amish — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ a strict US Protestant sect living mainly in Pennsylvania and Ohio. ORIGIN from the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (c.1645 c.1730) …   English terms dictionary

  • Amish — [ amɪʃ, α: , eɪ ] plural noun (the Amish) a strict US Mennonite sect living mainly in Pennsylvania and Ohio. adjective relating to the Amish. Origin C19: appar. from Ger. amisch, from the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman …   English new terms dictionary

  • Amish — adjective Etymology: probably from German amisch, from Jacob Amman or Amen fl1693 Swiss Mennonite bishop Date: 1844 of or relating to a strict sect of Mennonites who were followers of Amman and settled in America chiefly in the 18th century •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • AMISH —    ANABAPTIST SECT originating in the late seventeenth century and named after Jacob Ammann a Swiss MENNONITE. The Amish are best known today for their rejection of modern technology and simple lifestyle in a SOCIETY separate from the surrounding …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Amish — 1. noun /ˈamɪʃ/ A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. 2. adjective /ˈamɪʃ/ Relating to this sect …   Wiktionary

  • Amish — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Anabaptist sect, people, group …   English dictionary for students

  • Amish — n. strict Mennonite Protestant sect that settled in the United States and Canada during the 18th century …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Amish — adj. belonging to a strict US Mennonite sect. Etymology: prob. f. G Amisch f. J. Amen 17th c. Swiss preacher …   Useful english dictionary

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