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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English outcasten, equivalent to out- +‎ cast.

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outcast (third-person singular simple present outcasts, present participle outcasting, simple past and past participle outcast)

  1. To cast out; to banish. [from 14th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.1:
      All as a blazing starre doth farre outcast / His hearie beames, and flaming lockes dispredd [...].

AdjectiveEdit

outcast (comparative more outcast, superlative most outcast)

  1. That has been cast out; banished, ostracized. [from 14th c.]
    • Longfellow
      Outcast, rejected.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English outcaste, outecaste, equivalent to out- +‎ cast.

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outcast (plural outcasts)

  1. One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah. [from 14th c.]
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