anorak

noun an·o·rak \ ˈa-nə-ˌrak \

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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Origin and Etymology of anorak

Dan, from Inuit (Greenland) annoraaq


ANORAK Defined for English Language Learners

anorak

noun

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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