What does Amish mean?

Amish meaning in General Dictionary

Of regarding or designating the supporters of Jacob Amman a strict Mennonite of this 17th century whom also proscribed using buttons and shaving as ldquoworldly conformityrdquo there are numerous limbs of Amish Mennonites in the us A branch having particularly rigid adherence to your Amish axioms are called Old Order Amish

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  • The Amish Mennonites
  • an American follower associated with the Mennonite religion

Amish meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1844, American English, from the name of Jacob Amman, 17c. Swiss Mennonite preacher just who founded the sect. Originally spelled Omish, which reflects the pronunciation in Pennsylvania German dialect. As a noun, by 1884.