leper

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noun lep·er \ˈle-pər\

Definition of leper

  1. 1 :  a person affected with leprosy

  2. 2 :  a person shunned for moral or social reasons

Examples of leper in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


LEPER Defined for English Language Learners

leper

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noun lep·er \ˈle-pər\

Definition of leper for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has leprosy

  • : someone who is disliked and avoided by other people


Medical Dictionary

leper

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noun lep·er \ˈlep-ər\

Medical Definition of leper

  1. :  an individual affected with leprosy



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