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Typically of women, the practice of being hidden away or constrained from society. Either self-imposed, or by society (as in several Muslim states).
She's gone into purdah during her exams.

In Mughal Empire, purdah was the usual state for most noble women.
by Rahulmansi June 08, 2006
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One of many Irish words for Potato.
Possibly coined from the Irish word for the delicious wee boyos, "PrΓ‘ta"
Get them there purdahs on the boil there wumman!
by Lanus November 27, 2011
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