Word of the day: pariah
Definition: n. a social outcast.
Synonyms: outcast, castaway, Ishmael
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f. parai drum (more…)
from Oxford: pariah
1 a social outcast.
2 hist. a member of a low caste or of no caste in S. India.
Phrases and idioms: pariah-dog = PYE-DOG.
Etymology: Tamil paraiyar pl. of paraiyan hereditary drummer f. parai drum
from Wordnet: pariah
n : a person who is rejected (from society or home) [syn: outcast, castaway, Ishmael]
from Wikipedia: pariah; Pariah (often meaning outcast) may refer to: A member of the Paraiyar caste in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Pariah state, a country whose behavior does not conform to norms
Quote of the day: All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. by Anatole France
Birthday of the day: Wen Tianxiang
Joke of the day: Do you believe in life after death?’ the boss asked one of his employees. ‘Yes, sir,’ the clerk replied. ‘That’s good,’ the boss said. ‘After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you.’
Thought of the day: The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Fact of the day: 1508 – Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friuli by Venetian troops
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