Origin of Amish
Examples from the Web for amish
Your movies have tackled subjects like Amish bowling, the Special Olympics, and conjoined twins—but never midlife crisis before.Interview With Hall Pass Directors Farrelly Brothers|Chris Lee|February 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
[The Amish] are completely cut off from the outside world.
Self-sufficiency, reflecting contexts of existence of limited scale, marks the Amish and Mennonite families.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Look, back in the States we have trouble with the Amish, who don't want their children to be taught modern ways.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
The Amish are another branch of the Mennonites, and those among us are likewise descendants of Swiss refugees.
Though American enough, maize had been a foreigner to the first Amish farmers, and still carried history in its name.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
He was a member of the Amish Society, a branch of the Dunkard faith, and was a leader among them.
Word Origin for Amish
1844, American English, from the name of Jacob Amman, 17c. Swiss Mennonite preacher who founded the sect. Originally spelled Omish, which reflects the pronunciation in Pennsylvania German dialect. As a noun, by 1884.
A group of Protestants who broke away from the Mennonites in the seventeenth century. The Amish live in close communities, farm for a living, and do without many modern conveniences, such as telephones, automobiles, and tractor-drawn plows.