Mennonite

noun

Men·​no·​nite ˈme-nə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Mennonite (audio)
: a member of any of various Protestant groups derived from the Anabaptist movement in Holland and characterized by congregational autonomy and rejection of military service

Word History

Etymology

German Mennonit, from Menno Simons

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mennonite was in 1565

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“Mennonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mennonite. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

Mennonite

noun

Men·​no·​nite ˈmen-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Mennonite (audio)
: a member of one of the Protestant groups founded in Holland in the 16th century and noted for dressing plainly and living simply
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