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anorak

[ an-uh-rak, ah-nuh-rahk ]
/ ˈæn əˌræk, ˈɑ nəˌrɑk /
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noun
a hooded pullover jacket originally made of fur and worn in the Arctic, now made of any weather-resistant fabric.
a jacket patterned after this, made of any weather-resistant material and worn widely.
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Origin of anorak

First recorded in 1920–25; from Inuit (Greenlandic) annoraaq
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British Dictionary definitions for anorak

anorak
/ (ˈænəˌræk) /

noun
a warm waterproof hip-length jacket usually with a hood, originally worn in polar regions, but now worn for any outdoor activity
informal, derogatory a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring

Word Origin for anorak

from Inuktitut ánorâq
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