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harem

A harem is the part of the house in traditional Muslim society reserved for women — either wives, servants, or concubines.

Technically a harem is just a living space for women in a society that tends to separate men and women, but when we use harem, we’re often using it in the sense of a room full of women that serve someone powerful, often in a sexual way. Harem can also be used to refer to any flock of doting, servile people that surround someone. A star musician might be surrounded by a harem of devoted fans...really devoted fans.

Definitions of harem
  1. noun
    living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
    synonyms: hareem, seraglio, serail
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    type of:
    living quarters, quarters
    housing available for people to live in
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