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Primitive Baptist

noun

  1. (especially in the Southern U.S.) one belonging to a highly conservative, loosely organized Baptist group, characterized by extreme fundamentalism and by opposition to missionary work, Sunday Schools, and the use of musical instruments in church.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Primitive Baptist1

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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Example Sentences

Griffin died in 1883, and was buried in Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church cemetery in Oakmulgee, Alabama.

Even among other Primitive Baptist churches, Westboro finds little support.

I was raised up under the old Primitive Baptist feet washin' church.

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