Amish /ˈamɪʃ, ˈɑːmɪʃ, ˈeɪmɪʃ/


I. plural noun

the members of a strict Mennonite sect founded by the Swiss preacher Jakob Amman (or Amen) ( c. 1645– c. 1730). Now living mainly in Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Amish migrated to North America from c. 1720.
II. adjective

relating to the Amish.
– origin mid 19th cent.: apparently from German amisch, from the name Jakob Amman.

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