Origin of harem
Examples from the Web for harem
But when she opened the door, a harem of toned and dreaded hip-hop dancers were lounging on couches staring at her.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jillian Lauren is the author of The New York Times bestseller Some Girls: My Life in a Harem.How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me|Jillian Lauren|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mitchell is also a fundamentalist Mormon who had his eye on the then-14-year-old Smart to be the first of a harem of wives.
Harem pants were a well-tailored sport jacket compared to jeggings.
If he cultivates a harem without taking responsibility for it, he is, however, careless.
They make enough fuss about an old fogey like me, as if I had a harem up me sleeve.The Black Opal|Katharine Susannah Prichard
Cloistered in the life of the harem, their ideas do not reach beyond the horizon of the harem.French and Oriental Love in a Harem|Mario Uchard
I went off to the Harem Serai at once, and presently the child was brought out into the waiting-room.At the Court of the Amr|John Alfred Gray
The latter word evokes to occidental ears images of sensual seduction which the Moroccan harem seldom realizes.In Morocco|Edith Wharton
He threw the key on the floor and left the harem, slamming the door behind him.Told in the Coffee House|Cyrus Adler
British Dictionary definitions for harem
Word Origin for harem
Word Origin and History for harem
1630s, from Turkish harem, from Arabic haram "wives and concubines," originally "women's quarters," literally "something forbidden or kept safe," from root of harama "he guarded, forbade."