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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dunker  \Dun"ker\,  n.  [G.  tunken  to  dip.] 
  One  of  a  religious  denomination  whose  tenets  and  practices 
  are  mainly  those  of  the  Baptists,  but  partly  those  of  the 
  Quakers;  --  called  also  {Tunkers},  {Dunkards},  {Dippers}, 
  and  by  themselves,  {Brethren},  and  {German  Baptists}. 
 
  Note:  The  denomination  was  founded  in  Germany  in  1708,  but 
  after  a  few  years  the  members  emigrated  to  the  United 
  States. 
 
  {Seventh-day  Dunkers},  a  sect  which  separated  from  the 
  Dunkers  and  formed  a  community,  in  1728.  They  keep  the 
  seventh  day  or  Saturday  as  the  Sabbath. 




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