Shaysite

noun

Shays·​ite
ˈshāˌzīt
plural -s
: a sympathizer with or participant in Shays' Rebellion of 1786–87 in Massachusetts brought on by business depression and heavy taxes

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Shaysite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shaysite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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