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Word of the Day: Amish

This is a word we all know, and one we'll be hearing more often in the days ahead. But where does it come from?

Amish(AH-mish, AM-ish). adj. 1. of or pertaining to any of the strict Mennonite groups, chiefly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Canada, descended from the followers of Jakob Ammann,a Swiss Mennonite bishop of the 17th century. Origin: 1835–45, American; derived from the German amisch, after Jakob Ammann.