Definition of Waterlander
: one of a liberal body of Dutch Mennonites separated from the conservative Mennonites after 1555 and later reunited with the liberalized older body
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Origin and Etymology of waterlander
Dutch, literally, inhabitant of Waterland, from Waterland, district in northern Holland, Netherlands + Dutch -er
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