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Definition

A diwan or divan is a low couch. Can be found all across the middle-east and even in Parisian boudoirs. Also common across south-asia. Primary domain of sofa sadhus and memsahibs

Usage

We cannot let rambo sit on the Diwan any more. He needs to know that he is just a pomerian and not the raja of the house.
Added 2011-09-25 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Multiple

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

sofa cum bed, sofa sadhu