anoraks

anorak

[an-uh-rak, ah-nuh-rahk]
noun
1.
a hooded pullover jacket originally made of fur and worn in the arctic, now made of any weather-resistant fabric.
2.
a jacket patterned after this, made of any weather-resistant material and worn widely.

Origin:
1920–25; < Inuit (Greenlandic) annoraaq

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anorak (ˈænəˌræk)
 
n
1.  a warm waterproof hip-length jacket usually with a hood, originally worn in polar regions, but now worn for any outdoor activity
2.  informal, derogatory a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring
 
[from Inuktitut ánorâq]

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anorak
Eskimo's waterproof, hooded jacket, 1924, from Greenland Eskimo anoraq. Applied to Western immitations of this garment from 1930s. In British slang, "socially inept person" (Partridge associates it with a fondness for left-wing politics and pirate radio) by 1983, on the notion that that sort of person
typically wears this sort of coat.
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