noun bur·ka \ˈbr-kə\

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

Full Definition of BURKA

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

Variants of BURKA

bur·ka or bur·qa \ˈbr-kə\

Origin of BURKA

Urdu, Persian & Arabic; Urdu burqaʽ, from Persian burqaʽ, burquʽ, from Arabic burquʽ
First Known Use: 1836

Rhymes with BURKA


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