Skip to search.
Reference
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Thesaurus
World Factbook

 
Search Dictionary:

Houghton Mifflin

A·mish  audio  (ämsh, msh) KEY 

NOUN:
(used with a pl. verb)
An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio and southeast Pennsylvania.
ADJECTIVE:
Of or relating to this sect or its members.

ETYMOLOGY:
German amisch, after Jacob Amman , 17th-century Swiss Mennonite bishop


Visit our partner's site
Provided by Houghton Mifflin
logoeReference -- Download this interactive reference software to your desktop computer