[ boo r-kuh, bur- ]
/ ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr- /
a loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes, worn by Muslim women.
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Also bur·qa, bour·kha, bur·kha [boo r-kuh, bur-] /ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr-/; bur·ga [boo r-guh] /ˈbʊər gə/
Origin of burka
1830–40; < Urdu burgaʿ < dialectal Arabic burqaʿ
Words nearby burka
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British Dictionary definitions for bourkha
/ (ˈbɜːkə) /
a variant spelling of burqa
Word Origin for burka
C19: from Arabic
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