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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for peculiar people

Middle English peculier people, from peculier peculiar

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about peculiar people

Share peculiar people

Statistics for peculiar people

Look-up Popularity

Comments on peculiar people

What made you want to look up peculiar people? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


having a pattern of small flowers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!