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Noun: Ishmael  ish-mey-ul or ish-mee-ul
  1. (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
  2. A person who is rejected (from society or home)
    - outcast, castaway, pariah

Derived forms: Ishmaels

Type of: patriarch, unfortunate, unfortunate person

Encyclopedia: Ishmael