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leper

noun lep·er \ˈle-pər\

: a person who has leprosy

: someone who is disliked and avoided by other people

Full Definition of LEPER

1
:  a person affected with leprosy
2
:  a person shunned for moral or social reasons

Examples of LEPER

  1. <a convicted child molester who is treated as a leper wherever he goes>

Origin of LEPER

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from lepre leprosy, from Late Latin lepra, from Greek, from lepein to peel; perhaps akin to Lithuanian lopas piece, scrap
First Known Use: 14th century

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leper

noun lep·er \ˈlep-ər\

Medical Definition of LEPER

:  an individual affected with leprosy

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