outcast

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[ out-kast, -kahst ]
/ ˈaʊtˌkæst, -ˌkɑst /

noun

a person who is rejected or cast out, as from home or society: In the beginning the area was settled by outcasts, adventurers, and felons.
a homeless wanderer; vagabond.
rejected matter; refuse.

adjective

cast out, as from one's home or society: an outcast son.
pertaining to or characteristic of an outcast: outcast misery.
rejected or discarded: outcast opinions.

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Origin of outcast

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Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at out-, cast

Definition for outcast (2 of 2)

outcast2
[ out-kast, -kahst ]
/ ˈaʊtˌkæst, -ˌkɑst /

noun Scot.

a falling out; quarrel.

Origin of outcast

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1590–1600; noun use of verb phrase (Scottish ) cast out
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British Dictionary definitions for outcast

outcast
/ (ˈaʊtˌkɑːst) /

noun

a person who is rejected or excluded from a social group
a vagabond or wanderer
anything thrown out or rejected

adjective

rejected, abandoned, or discarded; cast out
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