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burka

noun bur·ka \ˈbu̇r-kə\

Simple Definition of burka

  • : a long piece of clothing that covers the face and body and that is worn by some Muslim women in public places

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burka

  1. :  a loose enveloping garment that covers the face and body and is worn in public by certain Muslim women

Variants of burka

or

burqa

\ˈbu̇r-kə\

Origin and Etymology of burka

Urdu, Persian & Arabic; Urdu burqaʽ, from Persian burqaʽ, burquʽ, from Arabic burquʽ


First Known Use: 1836


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