Quakeress

Quakeress

[kwey-ker-is]
noun
a woman or girl who is a Quaker.

Origin:
1715–25; Quaker + -ess


See -ess.
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Quaker (ˈkweɪkə)
 
n
1.  a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or designating the Religious Society of Friends or its religious beliefs or practices
 
[C17: originally a derogatory nickname, alluding either to their alleged ecstatic fits, or to George Fox's injunction to "quake at the word of the Lord"]
 
'Quakeress
 
fem n
 
'Quakerish
 
adj
 
'Quakerism
 
n

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