- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtkɑːst/ (noun, adjective); /aʊtˈkɑːst/ (verb)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈaʊtkæst/ (noun, adjective); /aʊtˈkæst/ (verb)
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- Rhymes: -aʊtkɑːst, -ɑːst, -aʊtkæst, -æst
- Homophone: outcaste
Etymology 1 Edit
- To cast out; to banish. [from 14th c.]
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book III, Canto I”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC, stanza 16, page 395:
- And her faire yellow locks behind her flew, / Looſely diſperſt with puff of euery blaſt: / All as a blazing ſtarre doth farre outcaſt / His hearie beames, and flaming lockes diſpredd, / At ſight whereof the people ſtand aghaſt: […]
Etymology 2 Edit
outcast (plural outcasts)
- One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah, a leper. [from 14th c.]
- (more generally) Synonym of : someone who does not belong, a misfit.
- 2019, Amanda Koci, Henry Walter, Charlie Puth, Maria Smith, Victor Thellm Gigi Grombacher, Roland Spreckle (lyrics and music), “So Am I”, performed by Ava Max:
- Do you ever feel like an outcast?
You don't have to fit into the format
Oh, but it's okay to be different
'Cause baby, so am I
- (Scotland) A quarrel.
- The amount of increase in the bulk of grain during malting.
someone excluded from a society or system, a pariah, a leper