[ kwey-ker-is ]

nounOlder Use.
  1. a woman or girl who is a Quaker: In earlier days, Quakeresses wore colored aprons of green or blue, but preferably of the former color.

Origin of Quakeress

First recorded in 1715–25; Quaker + -ess

usage note For Quakeress

See -ess.

Words Nearby Quakeress

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How to use Quakeress in a sentence

  • You see, my mother is a Quakeress, and when my father wished to reprove me he uses the plain speech.

    The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
  • You look like a Quakeress but no one expects you to act like one to-night.

    Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
  • Which is a pity; a Gypsy Quakeress would be a charming fancy.

    Lavengro | George Borrow
  • She was brought up a Quakeress by her mother, but her father was, at least in later life, a staunch Methodist.

  • They left behind them the creek, the blooming dooryard, the small white house, and the gentle Quakeress.

    Audrey | Mary Johnston