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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A screen used in India to separate women from men or strangers; The traditional Hindu or Muslim system of keeping women secluded; A state of social isolation.

Usage examples (37)
  • The room was stuffy: the windows were shut and the green-and-white striped curtains drawn in purdah.
  • Traditionally, there's something called purdah, which prohibits women from going to public spaces ...
  • The word "purdah" has been banned by the Welsh Assembly lest it offend Muslims.
  • If "purdah" is acceptable, then is it also acceptable to say that someone has "welshed" on a deal ? for more
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