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parka

[pahr-kuh] /ˈpɑr kə/
noun
1.
a fur coat, shirtlike and hooded, for wear in the arctic and other regions of extreme cold.
2.
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.
3.
any coat or jacket with a hood, as a hooded raincoat or windbreaker.
Origin of parka
dialectal Russian
1770-1780
1770-80; (< Aleut or Yupik) < dialectal Russian párka (< Komi) < Nenets
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parka

/ˈpɑːkə/
noun
1.
a warm hip-length weatherproof coat with a hood, originally worn by the Inuit
Word Origin
C19: from Aleutian: skin
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Word Origin and History for parka
n.

1780, from Aleut parka, from Russian parka "a pelt or jacket made from pelt," from Samoyed.

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