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burka

[ boor-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.
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Also bur·qa, bour·kha, bur·kha [boor-kuh, bur-]; /ˈbʊər kə, ˈbɜr-/; bur·ga [boor-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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