[puh-rahy-uh] /pəˈraɪ ə/
any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided.
(initial capital letter) a member of a low caste in southern India and Burma.
a social outcast
(formerly) a member of a low caste in South India
1610s, from Portuguese paria or directly from Tamil paraiyar, plural of paraiyan “drummer” (at festivals, the hereditary duty of members of the largest of the lower castes of southern India), from parai “large festival drum.” “Especially numerous at Madras, where its members supplied most of the domestics in European service” [OED]. Applied by Hindus and Europeans to any members of low Hindu castes and even to outcastes. Extended meaning “social outcast” is first attested 1819.
An outcast; a member of a low caste or class.
Note: The word originally stems from the caste system of India, which put pariahs in a very low place in society. In the United States, it refers to those of low social class or social status.
[pair-ee-uh n, par-] /ˈpɛər i ən, ˈpær-/ adjective 1. of or relating to Paros, noted for its white marble. 2. noting or pertaining to a fine, unglazed porcelain resembling this marble. 3. of, relating to, or resembling a native or inhabitant of Paros. noun 4. a native or inhabitant of Paros. 5. . /ˈpɛərɪən/ adjective […]
noun 1. an English and American hardpaste porcelain ware introduced c1850, having a white, hard surface and used mainly for biscuit figures.
[par-i-kah, -kuh] /ˈpær ɪˌkɑ, -kə/ noun 1. a snuff used by certain Indians of South America containing dimethyltryptamine and other hallucinogenic agents, obtained from the seeds of the tree Piptadenia peregrina.
[pah-ree-koo-teen] /pɑˌri kuˈtin/ noun 1. a volcano in W central Mexico: formed by an eruption 1943–52. 8200 feet (2500 meters). /Spanish parikuˈtin/ noun 1. a volcano in W central Mexico, in Michoacán state, formed in 1943 after a week of earth tremors; grew to a height of 2500 m (8200 ft) in a year and […]