anorak

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noun an·o·rak \ˈa-nə-ˌrak\

Definition of anorak

  1. 1 :  a usually pullover hooded jacket long enough to cover the hips

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of anorak

Dan, from Inuit (Greenland) annoraaq


First Known Use: 1877


ANORAK Defined for English Language Learners

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noun an·o·rak \ˈa-nə-ˌrak\

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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