burka

[ boo r-kuh, bur- ]
/ ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr- /
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noun

a loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes, worn by Muslim women.
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
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British Dictionary definitions for burka

burka

/ (ˈbɜːkə) /

noun

a variant spelling of burqa

Word Origin for burka

C19: from Arabic
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Word Origin and History for burka

burka


n.

1836, from Hindi, from Arabic burqa'.

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