Definition of pariah in English:


Line breaks: pa¦riah
Pronunciation: /pəˈrʌɪə


  • 2 historical A member of an indigenous people of southern India originally functioning as ceremonial drummers but later having a low caste.


early 17th century: from Tamil paṛaiyar, plural of paṛaiyan '(hereditary) drummer', from paṛai 'a drum'.

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