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.

1770–80; (< Aleut or Yupik) < dialectal Russian párka (< Komi) < Nenets Unabridged
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parka (ˈpɑːkə)
a warm hip-length weatherproof coat with a hood, originally worn by the Inuit
[C19: from Aleutian: skin]

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Word Origin & History

1780, from Aleut. parka, from Rus. parka "a pelt or jacket made from pelt," from Samoyed.
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hip-length, hooded jacket made of caribou, seal, or other fur, worn as an outer garment by the Arctic Eskimos. Men's and women's parkas are basically the same except for an extra hood in which the Eskimo woman can wrap a small child

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Example sentences
Snow crystals sting my face and coat my beard and the ruff of my parka.
She was wearing a down parka and gripping a sheaf of papers.
Our eyes are drawn immediately to the striking composition of the skis and the
  parka against the back wall.
Angelina awaited her cue, a hooded parka concealing the glamour that would soon
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