[out-kast, -kahst]


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

Origin of outcaste

First recorded in 1875–80; out- + caste
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a person who has been expelled from a caste
a person having no caste


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