Definition of Purim
: a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 14th of Adar in commemoration of the deliverance of the Jews from the massacre plotted by Haman
Origin of purim
Hebrew pūrīm, literally, lots; from the casting of lots by Haman (Esth 9:24–26)
First Known Use: 1535
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