par·​ka | \ ˈpär-kə How to pronounce parka (audio) \

Definition of parka

1 : a hooded fur pullover garment for arctic wear
2 : a usually lined fabric outerwear pullover or jacket

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In Paris, for instance, model Teddy Quinlivan was spotted wearing a Paco Rabanne parka as a dress. Vogue, "15 Ways to Rock Metallic Glitz for Day," 15 May 2019 For her all-white look, Beyoncé wore a deconstructed jersey tank dress by Alexander Wang, giving it a more edgy spin with an oversized white parka. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "See How Beyoncé Heats Up Her Winter White Look," 29 Apr. 2018 The silver parka, particularly, feels inspired by old-school astronauts—the Right Stuff–era guys from the earliest days of the space program, who bravely went places no man had been before. Jake Woolf, GQ, "The North Face Taps Supreme for Out-of-This-World Jackets," 2 Apr. 2018 For Pyeongchang this year, where the temperatures dropped into the low double digits, Lauren’s red, white and blue parkas had wearable heating components—printed in silver conductive ink in the shape of the American flag. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country," 7 Nov. 2018 In the memorial hall Sunday night, Mayor Leona Grishkowsky cut a cake frosted with an image of a musher in a pink parka riding a sled behind two black dogs. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "‘A heart as big as Alaska’: Unalakleet throws a retirement party for DeeDee Jonrowe," 12 Mar. 2018 Dryer Balls Reusable dryer balls are a great alternative to landfill-cluttering dryer sheets, and are particularly recommended for use with gym gear and filled items like comforters and parkas. Jolie Kerr, Country Living, "6 DIY Cleaning Products You Can Easily Make at Home," 19 Mar. 2015 Runner-up: Tom Baker of Cruise Center loves the take-home parka on Seabourn’s Alaskan cruises. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Traveler 25: A Very Opinionated, Totally Subjective List of Things We Loved About Travel This Year," 14 Dec. 2018 All those pricey winter parka sales have Canada Goose Holdings flying high. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Canada Goose soars on parka sales and China expansion, topping Wall Street forecasts," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of parka

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for parka

Aleut, from Russian dialect, ultimately from Nenets (Samoyedic language of northern Russia)

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The first known use of parka was in 1625

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English Language Learners Definition of parka

: a very warm jacket with a hood


par·​ka | \ ˈpär-kə How to pronounce parka (audio) \

Kids Definition of parka

: a warm windproof jacket with a hood

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