Shays·​ite | \ ˈshāˌzīt \
plural -s

Definition of Shaysite

: a sympathizer with or participant in Shays' Rebellion of 1786–87 in Massachusetts brought on by business depression and heavy taxes

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History and Etymology for Shaysite

Daniel Shays †1825 American Revolutionary officer and insurrectionary leader + English -ite

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“Shaysite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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