keep purdah

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep purdah

:to follow the custom among Muslims and some Hindus in which women stay separate from men or keep their faces and bodies covered when they are near men

Word by Word Definitions

keep play
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

purdah play
  1. : seclusion of women from public observation among Muslims and some Hindus especially in India

  2. : a state of seclusion or concealment


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