untouchable

[ uhn-tuhch-uh-buh l ]
/ ʌnˈtʌtʃ ə bəl /

adjective

noun

Origin of untouchable

First recorded in 1560–70; un-1 + touchable

Related forms

un·touch·a·bly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for untouchable

untouchable

/ (ʌnˈtʌtʃəbəl) /

adjective

lying beyond reach
above reproach, suspicion, or impeachment
unable to be touched

noun

taboo a former name for Dalit

Derived Forms

untouchability, noun

usage

In relation to the caste system, the term untouchable is banned in both the Indian and Pakistani constitutions
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