See also: quaker and Quäker

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quake +‎ -er; 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.

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Quaker (plural Quakers)

  1. A believer of the Quaker faith and a member of the Society of Friends, known for their pacifist views.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 35:
      The demon of fanaticism was the shape which it took with us; and verily, what with religious republicans, harmonists, quakers, fifth-monarchy men, presbyterians, and the reign of the saints upon earth, it needs the strong hand of a Cromwell to reduce the spiritual chaos to any sort of order.
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Etymology 2Edit

Quake +‎ -er

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Quaker (plural Quakers)

  1. (video games) One who plays any Quake games.