quaker

play
noun quak·er \ˈkwā-kər\

Definition of quaker

  1. 1 :  one that quakes

  2. 2 capitalized :  friend 5

Quakerish

play \ˈkwā-k(ə-)rish\ adjective

Quakerism

play \ˈkwā-kə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Quakerly

play \ˈkwā-kər-lē\ adjective

Recent Examples of quaker from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'quaker'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of quaker

1597


Learn More about quaker


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to be a fixed element or attribute

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2017 Words of the Day Quiz

  • alt-597a99e699d07
  • Which is a synonym of gauche?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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