One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In Romani usage: (of a woman) spiritually and ceremonially unclean; defiled or impure.
1920s. From Angloromani (Welsh Romani) mochadi taboo, unclean from Romani maXadi (also as måχadī), feminine of maXado, lit. ‘smeared’ (with reference to menstrual blood) from late Sanskrit mrakṣati (third person singular) smears.
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