Meaning of lose caste in English:

lose caste


  • 1Descend in the caste system, e.g. by taking employment regarded as of lower status.

    ‘Indian soldiers were only too happy to go to war on behalf of the Empire, even though, for Hindus, crossing the dark ocean meant losing caste.’
    • ‘It is a sign that they are all the same community and can live and eat together without losing caste.’
    1. 1.1Come to be regarded with less respect; lose status.
      ‘they lost caste by moving away from the old house’
      • ‘If departments were bad, ministers could be sacked; if ministers disagreed with their colleagues, they could resign without losing caste.’