A member of an Anabaptist sect originating in Moravia and now living communally in parts of Canada and the northwest United States.
A member of a Protestant denomination, Anabaptist in origins and originally from Moravia, who live communally in the Dakotas, Montana, and Alberta, Canada, with beliefs and customs much like those of the Mennonites.
Other Word Forms
Origin of hutterite
- After Jakob Hutter (died 1536), Moravian Anabaptist leader
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Hutter + -ite