outcaste

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

(in India) a person who has left or been expelled from his or her caste.
a person of no caste.

Nearby words

  1. outbreed,
  2. outbreeding,
  3. outbuilding,
  4. outburst,
  5. outcast,
  6. outclass,
  7. outclimb,
  8. outcome,
  9. outcrop,
  10. outcross

Origin of outcaste

First recorded in 1875–80; out- + caste

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British Dictionary definitions for outcaste

outcaste

/ (ˈaʊtˌkɑːst) /

noun

a person who has been expelled from a caste
a person having no caste

verb

(tr) to cause (someone) to lose his caste
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