Posted by: retarigan | March 6, 2016

Word Dictionary [060316]


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…)

pronunciation: ˈpærɪə

from Oxford: pariah

n.
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]

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