noun out·cast \ˈat-ˌkast\

: someone who is not accepted by other people

Full Definition of OUTCAST

:  one that is cast out or refused acceptance (as by society) :  pariah
[Scots cast out to quarrel] Scottish :  quarrel
outcast adjective

Examples of OUTCAST

  1. She felt like a social outcast.
  2. <the professor is something of an outcast in the halls of academe now that his former support of a dictatorial regime has become public>

First Known Use of OUTCAST

14th century

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