noun, plural o·das, o·da, o·da·lar [oh-duhlahr] /ˌoʊ dəˈlɑr/.

  1. a room within a harem.

abbreviation for (in Britain, formerly)

  1. Overseas Development Administration, now superseded by the Department for International Development (DFID)

n.room in a harem, 1620s, from Turkish odah “hall, chamber.”

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