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parka

[ pahr-kuh ]
/ ˈpɑr kə /
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noun
a fur coat, shirtlike and hooded, for wear in the Arctic and other regions of extreme cold.
a hip-length jacket or overshirt with an attached hood, often of wool or of a windproof, water-repellent material lined or trimmed with wool, used by skiers, hunters, the military, etc.
any coat or jacket with a hood, as a hooded raincoat or windbreaker.
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Origin of parka

First recorded in 1770–80; from Aleut or Yupik or directly from dialectal Russian párka, from Komi or directly from Nenets
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British Dictionary definitions for parka

parka
/ (ˈpɑːkə) /

noun
a warm hip-length weatherproof coat with a hood, originally worn by the Inuit

Word Origin for parka

C19: from Aleutian: skin
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