Amish

adjective
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Definition of Amish

: of or relating to a strict sect of Mennonites who were followers of Amman and settled in America chiefly in the 18th century

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Amish noun

First Known Use of Amish

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amish

borrowed from German amisch, from Jacob Amman †before 1730 Swiss Mennonite elder + -isch -ish

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“Amish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amish. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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Amish

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English Language Learners Definition of Amish

: of or relating to a Christian religious group whose members settled in America chiefly in the 18th century and continue to live in a traditional way on farms

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