Part of speech: noun

One who is wrecked or abandoned; an outcast.

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Usage examples "castaway":

  1. Yes, Roddy, as a doctor I played full professional service on him, and piled it up with every extra kindness one castaway man could render another. - "Foe-Farrell", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. But first will you feed a starving castaway? - "The Gay Cockade", Temple Bailey.
  3. Paul put it clearly, 'Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall', and showed how seriously he regarded the matter when he declared that he had to keep his body under and in hand, lest after preaching to others he should himself become a castaway. - "Standards of Life and Service", T. H. Howard.