Origin of Quaker
Examples from the Web for quaker
One was a Quaker school, whose name he can no longer recall, in upstate New York.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Quaker Chewy Dipps Chocolate Chip granola bar is more than 40 percent sugar by weight.
Quaker did not return a request for comment at the time of publishing.
A single packet of Quaker Maple and Brown Sugar instant oatmeal, though, contains a full tablespoon of sugar.
The Quaker Friends Fiduciary Corporation also recently divested from Caterpillar.
Exchange bows, of course, if a Quaker will bow; but I'm too happy to-day to be disturbed by talk with him.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
In his excitement he had dropped his Quaker speech, and this the outlaw noted.A Cousin's Conspiracy|Horatio Alger
Whinier naturally felt keenly on this subject, as he himself was a Quaker.Selections From American Poetry|Various
No person of brilliant mind or of uncommon talents has ever come of the Quaker Hill population.Quaker Hill|Warren H. Wilson
A Quaker with an artistic bias becomes a Preraphaelite, and lo!
Word Origin for Quaker
1651, said to have been applied to them in 1650 by Justice Bennett at Derby, from George Fox's admonition to his followers to "tremble at the Word of the Lord;" but the word was used earlier of foreign sects given to fits of shaking during religious fervor, and that is likely the source here. Either way, it never was an official name of the Religious Society of Friends. The word in a literal sense is attested from early 15c., an agent noun from quake (v.).
There is not a word in the Scripture, to put David's condition into rime and meeter: sometimes he quaked and trembled, and lay roaring all the day long, that he watered his bed with his tears: and how can you sing these conditions (but dishonour the Lord) and say all your bones quake, your flesh trembled, and that you water your bed with your tears? when you live in pride and haughtiness, and pleasure, and wantonness;" etc. ["A Brief Discovery of a threefold estate of Antichrist Now Extant in the world, etc.," an early Quaker work, London, 1653]
Quaker gun (1809, American English) was a log painted black and propped up to look from a distance like a cannon, so called for the sect's noted pacifism. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been known as the Quaker City since at least 1824. Related: Quakerish; Quakeress ("a female Quaker"); Quakerism.
A member of the Religious Society of Friends. The Quakers are a group of Christians (see also Christian) who use no scripture and believe in great simplicity in daily life and in worship. Their services consist mainly of silent meditation.