noun bur·ka \ˈbu̇r-kə\
variants: or


Definition of burka

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

Origin and Etymology of burka

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

First Known Use: 1836

BURKA Defined for English Language Learners


noun bur·ka \ˈbu̇r-kə\

Definition of burka for English Language Learners

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

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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