[shey-kuh-riz-uh m]


the beliefs and practices of the Shakers.

Origin of Shakerism

1800–10, Americanism; Shaker + -ism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shakerism

Historical Examples of shakerism

  • Some of them were no more remarkable or unexpected than this interest in Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace

    Margaret Deland

  • It is for no man or woman's happiness or benefit that they should be condemned to Shakerism.

    Fruits of Philosophy

    Charles Knowlton

  • Millerism and Shakerism were also near relatives and neighbors.

  • That impulse was the sequel and certainly in part the effect of Shakerism.

  • She had supposed he would tell her she would break his heart; instead, he said, calmly, that she hadn't the head for Shakerism.

    The Way to Peace

    Margaret Deland