Definition of Dunkers

1. Noun. A Baptist denomination founded in 1708 by Americans of German descent; opposed to military service and taking legal oaths; practiced trine immersion.

Exact synonyms: Church Of The Brethren, Dippers
Generic synonyms: Baptist Denomination
Member holonyms: Dunkard, Dunker, Tunker



Definition of Dunkers

1. Noun. (plural of Dunker) ¹

2. Noun. (plural of dunker) ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of dunker) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dunkers

1. dunker [n] - See also: dunker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dunkers

Dundee
Dundee cake
Dundonian
Dundonians
Dunedin
Dunelmensis
Dungan
Dungeness crab
Dungeness crabs
Dungeons & Dragons
Dunglish
Dunglison
Dunkard
Dunker
Dunkerque
Dunkers
Dunkirk
Dunkirk spirit
Dunkirker
Dunky
Duns Scotus
Dunsanian
Dunstan
Duplay
Duplay's disease
Duplicidentata
Dupre
Dupre's muscle
Dupuy-Dutemps operation
Dupuytren's amputation

Literary usage of Dunkers

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1. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"The Mennonites were followed by the dunkers, a sect of German Baptists who came to Pennsylvania between 1719 and 1729, leaving none of ..."

2. The Annals of America: From the Discovery by Columbus in the Year 1492, to by Abiel Holmes (1829)
"He is numbered among the benefactors of 1 Adams, View of Religions, Art. dunkers. It was founded by a German at Ephrata, in Pennsylvania. for intellectual ..."

3. The Civil Law and the Church by Charles Zebina Lincoln (1916)
"... commonly called dunkers, for the exclusive use forever of the German Baptist Society. The deed did not express that it was for a church, and it was held ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... and the dunkers (Conestoga, Ephrata). From these early Pennsylvania settlers and their descendants many Americans of note have sprung, as Bayard Taylor, ..."

5. Men and Times of the Revolution: Or, Memoirs of Elkanah Watson, Including by Elkanah Watson, Winslow Cossoul Watson (1856)
"Hoogland—La Fayette—Moravian Brethren—Rope Ferry— German Population—Reading, Penn, dunkers, Lancaster—Enter Virginia—Slaves. • ON the 4th of September, ..."

6. An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania by Benjamin Rush (1875)
"From them a sect has arisen, who hold with the above principals and ceremonies, the necessity of immersion baptism, hence they are called dunkers, ..."

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