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palanquin Tweet Definition of palanquin Like Definition of palanquin on Facebook
noun
  1. A covered type of litter for a stretched-out passenger, carried on four poles on the shoulders of four or more bearers, as formerly used (also by colonials) in eastern Asia
pandit Tweet Definition of pandit Like Definition of pandit on Facebook
noun
  1. an honorary title in India giving a person status as a learned man or scholar.
peon Tweet Definition of peon Like Definition of peon on Facebook
noun (Plural:peons)
  1. A lowly person, a peasant or serf.
pukka Tweet Definition of pukka Like Definition of pukka on Facebook
adjective
  1. genuine, Genuine or authentic
  2. superior, Superior or of high quality
punkah Tweet Definition of punkah Like Definition of punkah on Facebook
noun
  1. a large fan type, common on the Indian subcontinent, especially made from a leaf or from cloth, typically hung from the ceiling, designed to cool a room, often operated manually by a boy (servant)
  • 1973: Perhaps it was a mistake to invite Mr Stanhope; the day was intolerably hot and humid; all he wanted to do was to lie on his bed with a sighing over him, at least moving the unbreathable air. " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
purdah Tweet Definition of purdah Like Definition of purdah on Facebook
noun
  1. the state or system of social gender seclusion
  2. a screen used to conceal and divide women from men and strangers in Hindu or Muslim traditions
  3. a striped cotton cloth which is used to make curtains
  1. (UK politics) the time between the announcement and holding of an election, during which any governmental activities that may be construed as potentially benefiting or promoting a specific political party or prospective candidate are halted or suspended
  2. (UK politics) the period after plans have been prepared but before the Chancellor of the Exchequer's annual budget is announced, when he refrains from discussing any matters which have relevance to the forthcoming budget

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