Plain People
noun Date: 1904 members of any of various Protestant groups (as Mennonites) especially in the United States who wear distinctively plain clothes and adhere to a simple and traditional style of life excluding many conveniences of modern technology

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Plain people — are Christian groups characterized by separation from the world and simple living, including plain dress. These group include Amish, Old Order, Conservative and Old Colony Mennonites, Old German Baptist Brethren and Old Order River Brethren, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Plain People — ☆ Plain People n. the Mennonites, Dunkers, and Amish people: from their plain dress and simple way of life …   English World dictionary

  • Plain People — Plain′ Peo ple n. pl. rel members of the Amish, the Mennonites, or the Dunkers: so named because they stress simple living • Etymology: 1870–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • plain people — noun Usage: usually capitalized both Ps Etymology: plain (IV) : members of any of various religious groups (as Mennonites, Dunkers, Amish, or Schwenkfelders) who wear plain clothes, adhere to old customs, and practice in general a simple way of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plain People — members of the Amish, the Mennonites, or the Dunkers: so named because they stress simple living. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Hero of the Plain People — Andrew Jackson …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Plain — Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plain battle — Plain Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plain chant — Plain Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plain chart — Plain Plain, a. [Compar. {Plainer}; superl. {Plainest}.] [F., level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf. {Llano}, {Piano}, {Plan}, {Plane} level, a level surface.] 1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth; even.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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