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noun out·cast \ˈau̇t-ˌkast\

Definition of outcast

  1. 1 :  one that is cast out or refused acceptance (as by society) :  pariah

  2. 2 [Scots cast out to quarrel] Scotland :  quarrel

outcast

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Examples of outcast in a Sentence

  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

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14th Century

First Known Use of outcast

14th century


OUTCAST Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of outcast for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is not accepted by other people


OUTCAST Defined for Kids

outcast

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noun out·cast \ˈau̇t-ˌkast\

Definition of outcast for Students

  1. :  a person who is not accepted by society



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