- of or relating to any of the strict Mennonite groups, chiefly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Canada, descended from the followers of Jakob Ammann, a Swiss Mennonite bishop of the 17th century.
- the Amish people.
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
February 22, 2011
Last summer, Palin joined members of Jews for Sarah in Pennsylvania Amish country for a traditional Sabbath celebration.'Jews for Sarah' Rally Around
Shushannah Walshe, Samuel P. Jacobs
January 12, 2011
[The Amish] are completely cut off from the outside world.
John McCain may have one last, best hope for winning the White House: the Amish.
Self-sufficiency, reflecting contexts of existence of limited scale, marks the Amish and Mennonite families.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The skill that makes Aaron worth his fare out here, though, is an Amish skill, and the rarest one of all.
Five years from spring, other Amish folk would come to homestead—what a barn-raising they'd have!
Though American enough, maize had been a foreigner to the first Amish farmers, and still carried history in its name.
Some time after attending this meeting I called upon an aged Amish man to converse with him upon their religious society, etc.
- of or relating to a US and Canadian Mennonite sect that traces its origin to Jakob Amman
- the Amish the Amish people
Word Origin and History 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.