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 (ä′mĭsh, ăm′ĭsh)
n. (used with a pl. verb)
An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
Of or relating to this sect or its members.

[German amisch, after Jacob Amman, 17th-century Swiss Mennonite bishop.]


(ˈɑːmɪʃ; ˈæ-)
(Christian Churches, other) of or relating to a US and Canadian Mennonite sect that traces its origin to Jakob Amman
(Christian Churches, other) the Amish the Amish people
[C19: from German Amisch, after Jakob Amman, 17th-century Swiss Mennonite bishop]


(ˈɑ mɪʃ, ˈæm ɪʃ)

1. of or pertaining to any of the strict Mennonite groups in the U.S. and Canada that oppose ritualism and wear unadorned clothing.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the Amish Mennonites.
[1835–45, Amer.; < German amisch, after Jakob Ammann, Swiss Mennonite bishop of the 17th century; see -ish1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Amish - an American follower of the Mennonite religionAmish - an American follower of the Mennonite religion
Amish sect - an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania
Mennonite - a member of an Anabaptist movement in Holland noted for its simplicity of life


[ˈɑːmɪʃ] N the Amishlos amish (secta religiosa menonita)


pl the Amishdie Amischen pl
adjamisch; an Amish manein amischer Mann
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Both of these concepts inform the lives of every Amish church member and direct how they live in congregations as well as how they interact with "English" outsiders.
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Being Amish born, raised Amish and still belong [sic] to the Amish Church, I wish to protest against the many misrepresentations of that novel," Yoder wrote in 1938.
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