• WordNet 3.6
    • n Amish an American follower of the Mennonite religion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Amish people do not believe in the use of aerosal air fresheners
    • a Amish (Eccl. Hist) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the followers of Jacob Amman, a strict Mennonite of the 17th century, who even proscribed the use of buttons and shaving as “worldly conformity”. There are several branches of Amish Mennonites in the United States. A branch having particularly strict adherence to the Amish principles are called Old Order Amish
    • n. sing. & pl Amish (Eccl. Hist) The Amish Mennonites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Amish Pertaining to Jacob Amman (see next) or to his followers or their sect.
    • n Amish A sect of the Mennonites which arose in the 17th century in Switzerland, named from its leader, Jacob Amman. He insisted on the strict use of the ban, and went so far as to repudiate the use of buttons and shaving as things of the world. The Amish Church in the United States numbers about 1,200 followers. They are also called Hookers from their use of hooks in their clothing.
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In literature:

Some time after attending this meeting I called upon an aged Amish man to converse with him upon their religious society, etc.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Though American enough, maize had been a foreigner to the first Amish farmers, and still carried history in its name.
"Blind Man's Lantern" by Allen Kim Lang
An account of the Kansas Amish, a sect something like the Tolstoys, for Kansas City, St. Louis and New York newspapers.
"If You Don't Write Fiction" by Charles Phelps Cushing

In news:

Enlarge Mike Mulholland Mike Mulholland Two Amish rise in a horse and buggy on Gilmore Road Wednesday afternoon outside of Camden.
Michael Steury Jr, a 10-month-old, was killed in an Amish buggy crash near Camden Tuesday afternoon after a minivan rear-ended the buggy.
9-month-old Amish girl dies after buggy collision in Lewis County.
The Hollywood Theater will show a holiday movie starting at 5 pm and continuing every hour until 8 pm Santa will return to Amish Collections from 5-8 p.m.
'Breaking Amish' review: Flying the coop .
NAPPANEE — The second annual Corvette Rally will be held at Amish Acres in Nappanee from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday.
Here, she explores what it is that readers love so much about romance novels focusing on the Amish and other religious groups.
He learned how to make beautiful and conventional furniture from Amish woodworkers in Pennsylvania and then expanded on his expertise to create one of a kind wood dog crates .
This Amish bakery classic has all the hallmarks of homemade goodness, but our Amish Bakery Custard Pie can be made with a flaky-as-can-be store-bought crust, if we're looking for an easy shortcut.
Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, shot to death five girls at West Nickel Mines Amish School, then killed himself.
I think that people on death row aren't the nicest people in the world, but killing is against the Catholic, Presbyterian, Quaker, Amish and Mennonite religions.
Skein comes on heels of TLC's 'Breaking Amish'.
Discovery digs into 'Amish Mafia'.
With the success of Hot Snakes Media's "Breaking Amish" on sister net TLC, Discovery Channel has teamed with the shingle for new series "Amish Mafia.
Discovery Communications is looking to harvest more ratings with programming rooted in Amish culture.