burqa

noun

bur·​qa

variant spelling of burka

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

Examples of burqa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the government seems to prefer head-to-toe burqa, with slits for eyes. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 5 Jan. 2024 Enter Email Sign Up Director Landon Van Soest traces Blanchard’s evolution into a criminal mastermind, going from shoplifting at an Iowa RadioShack as a teen to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars while disguised in a burqa in Cairo. Mark Kennedy, BostonGlobe.com, 12 July 2023 Analysts say the burqa order reflects the divide between the Taliban government’s hardliners and pragmatists. Kathy Gannon, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2022 Later, when four of the women who participated in the protest against the burqa went missing, several women’s rights activists blamed General Khan for their disappearance because of his comments, though the Taliban have repeatedly denied that the government detained the women. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 The new rules say women must cover their faces, ideally wearing the traditional burqa, according to a statement from the General Directorate of Administrative Affairs. Ehsan Popalzai, CNN, 7 May 2022 Islamic rules governing women’s clothing have been a source of heated debate in some countries, especially interpretations calling on women to wear full burqa coverings. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 Baher, veiled in a black burqa, thrashed back toward him through chest-high water. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2023 In Kabul, the few women venturing out have been able to wear head scarves, rather than the face-covering burqa the Taliban imposed during its previous rule, and several dozen protested outside the palace, demanding the inclusion of women in a new government. New York Times, 3 Sep. 2021

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“Burqa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burqa. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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