dunkard

Dunker

[duhng-ker]
noun
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] , Tunker.


Origin:
1705–15, Americanism; < Pennsylvania German; see dunk, -er1

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Dunker or Dunkard (ˈdʌŋkə, ˈdʌŋkəd)
 
n
a member of the German Baptist Brethren
 
[C18: from German Tunker ducker]
 
Dunkard or Dunkard
 
n
 
[C18: from German Tunker ducker]

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