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noun 
  1. An outcast
  2. A demographic group, species, or community that is generally despised.
  3. Someone in exile
Etymology: From Tamil paraiyar. Parai refers in Tamil to a type of large drum designed to announce king's notices to the public. The people who made a living using the parai were called paraiyar; in the caste ridden society they were in lower strata, hence the derisive paraiah and pariah. Now, the term is used to describe an outcast in English.


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