Amish meaning

ä'mĭsh, ăm'ĭsh
An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
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The members of a Christian sect that separated from the Mennonites in the 17th cent.: in the U.S. since the 18th cent., the Amish favor plain dress and plain living, with little reliance on modern conveniences, in a chiefly agrarian society.
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A strict Anabaptist sect living mainly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.
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Origin of amish

  • German amisch after Jacob Amman , 17th-century Swiss Mennonite bishop
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Pennsylvania German Amisch or German Amische after the name of the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (1645-1730).
    From Wiktionary