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.
My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker. Woody Allen
On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life. John James Audubon
I grew up in Los Angeles in a Quaker family, and for me being Quaker was a political calling rather than a religious one. Bonnie Raitt
However, ironically, I was baptized Presbyterian, and went to a Quaker school for twelve years. Brian De Palma