Definition of anorak
1 : a usually pullover hooded jacket long enough to cover the hips
2 British, informal : a person who is extremely enthusiastic about and interested in something that other people find boring Bale's book is scholarly, immensely detailed and aimed squarely at political anoraks. — The Sunday Business Post
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The clothes themselves — sharp anoraks, three-quarter raincoats, and roomy cropped trousers — receded.
In Paris, Piccioli ditched the suiting in favor of slim track pants, oversize anoraks, and a new, beaded sneaker style that's part moccasin, part runner.
Safari jackets and anoraks had big utilitarian pockets, while retaining the brand’s careful lines, while oversized sweaters had a more relaxed feel.
A thin Columbia anorak hung from her chair, dangly sterling-silver feathers from her ears.
The second suicide bomber had blown himself up about 30 or 40 meters to my right, and there was a lot of stuffing from the anorak’s inner lining, a kind of white cotton that the wind was blowing.
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Origin and Etymology of anorak
Dan, from Inuit (Greenland) annoraaq
First Known Use: 1877See Words from the same year
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Definition of anorak for English Language Learners
: a jacket that has a hood and that is long enough to cover your hips
: a person who is extremely interested in something that other people find boring
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