peculiar people

plural noun

: God's own chosen people
used by various Christians to emphasize their nonconformity to the world
capitalized both Ps : an Evangelical Christian organization founded in England in the 19th century that holds to essentially fundamentalist doctrines and practices divine healing to the extent of refusing medical aid

Word History


Middle English peculier people, from peculier peculiar

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“Peculiar people.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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