outcaste

noun
out·​caste | \ ˈau̇t-ˌkast How to pronounce outcaste (audio) \

Definition of outcaste

1 : one who has been ejected from a Hindu caste for violation of its customs or rules
2 : one who has no caste

Examples of outcaste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crossing the seas was, by itself, supposed to make a person outcaste according to Hindu orthodoxy. Gaiutra Bahadur, The New Republic, "Is America Trapped in a Caste System?," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of outcaste

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Outcaste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outcaste. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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