"pyah" Definition

  1. weak, useless, paltry. This word, much in use among sailors, is evidently derived from the Indian term PARIAH, signifying the lowest caste of Hindoos. Thus the Pariah dogs in India are termed PYAH dogs; and the Pariah descendants of the old Portuguese settlers are called PYAH Portuguese. Sailors term the natives of St. Helena—a wretched-looking set of individuals—PYAH Englishmen.

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Position in the dictionary: 2737 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: pygostole, pyjands, p’s and q’s, quad., quaker, quality, quandary, quartereen, quaver, quean
Previous words in the dictionary: puttun, putter up, put upon, put up, put the pot on, put that in your pipe and smoke it, put on, put, pussey-cats, push

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