Definitions for quakerˈkweɪ kər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of the Society of Friends, a Christian denomination founded by George Fox in 1650; Friend.
Origin of Quaker:
1650–60; orig. pejorative; alluding to the supposed “shaking and quaking” of participants in early Friends' meetings
a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear
A believer of the Quaker faith and a member of the Society of Friends, known for their pacifist views.
Origin: A name given to members of the Religious Society of Friends in England when, in his defense, the leader of the Society said that the English judge would be the one to quake with fear before God on his Day of Judgment.
one who quakes
one of a religious sect founded by George Fox, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See Friend, n., 4
the nankeen bird
the sooty albatross
any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight