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Dunker

[duhng-ker] /ˈdʌŋ kər/
noun
1.
a member of the Church of the Brethren, a denomination of Christians founded in Germany in 1708 and later reorganized in the U.S., characterized by the practice of trine immersion, the celebration of a love feast accompanying the Lord's Supper, and opposition to the taking of oaths and to military service.
Also, Dunkard
[duhng-kerd] /ˈdʌŋ kərd/ (Show IPA),
Tunker.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15, Americanism; < Pennsylvania German; see dunk, -er1
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Dunker

/ˈdʌŋkə/
noun
1.
a member of the German Baptist Brethren
Word Origin
C18: from German Tunker ducker
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