burka

[boor-kuh, bur-]
noun
a loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes, worn by Muslim women.
Also, burqa, bourkha, burkha, burga.


Origin:
1830–40; < Urdu burgaʿ < dialectal Arabic burqaʿ

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burka (ˈbɜːkə)
 
n
a variant spelling of burqa
 
[C19: from Arabic]

burqa or burka (ˈbɜːkə)
 
n
a long enveloping garment worn by Muslim women in public
 
[C19: from Arabic]
 
burka or burka
 
n
 
[C19: from Arabic]

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burka
1836, from Hindi, from Arabic burqa'.
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Example sentences for +burqa
Before its prescription, the burqa was just one of a choice of hijab.
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