peculiar people

plural noun

Definition of peculiar people

1 : God's own chosen people used by various Christians to emphasize their nonconformity to the world
2 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

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History and Etymology for peculiar people

Middle English peculier people, from peculier peculiar

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“Peculiar people.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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