Definition of Outcaste

1. Noun. A person belonging to no caste.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



2. Adjective. Not belonging to or having been expelled from a caste and thus having no place or status in society. "The foreigner was a casteless person"
Exact synonyms: Casteless
Geographical relationships: Bharat, India, Republic Of India
Similar to: Unwanted

Definition of Outcaste

1. Noun. In Indian society, someone who does not belong to a caste. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To expel from a caste. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outcaste

1. a Hindu who has been expelled from his caste [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outcaste

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outcalls
outcampaign
outcampaigned
outcampaigning
outcant
outcanted
outcanting
outcants
outcaper
outcapered
outcapering
outcapers
outcast
outcaste (current term)
outcasted
outcastes
outcasting
outcasts
outcatch
outcatches
outcatching
outcaught
outcavil
outcaviled
outcaviling
outcavilled
outcavilling
outcavils

Literary usage of Outcaste

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1. Seventeen Trips Through Somaliland and a Visit to Abyssinia: With by Harald G. C. Swayne (1903)
"Certain outcaste races, living in a precarious way, scattered about among the different Somali tribes, engaged principally in gathering gum and hunting. ..."

2. The Hindu Law of Adoption by Golapchandra Sarkar (1891)
"... daughter's son—Adoption by bachelor or widower—By a person in religious order—By a disqualified person—By an outcaste—By an idiot or a lunatic—By a man ..."

3. The Folk-songs of Southern India by Charles E. Gover (1871)
"The man who is rich but his wealth gives not, Is worse than an outcaste indeed. So he who would poison one's food, I wot, Is worse than an outcaste indeed. ..."

4. A classical dictionary of India illustrative of the mythology, philosophy by John Garrett (1871)
"Vetal—The demon-god of the outcaste helot races ; the circle of large stones, which may be observed outside almost every village, is sacred to this god ..."

5. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is: With the Original Sanskrit Text, Roman by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1989)
"The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste]. ..."

6. India's Silent Revolution by Fred Bohn Fisher, Gertrude M. Williams (1919)
"The whole outcaste system may easily have risen from the instinct of Aryan and Dravidian ... Isolated outcaste communities have, in the course of centuries, ..."

7. India's Silent Revolution by Fred Bohn Fisher, Gertrude M. Williams (1919)
"The whole outcaste system may easily have risen from the instinct of Aryan and Dravidian ... Isolated outcaste communities have, in the course of centuries, ..."

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