par·​ka | \ˈpär-kə \

Definition of parka 

1 : a hooded fur pullover garment for arctic wear

2 : a usually lined fabric outerwear pullover or jacket

Examples of parka in a Sentence

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For her girl's day out, Ariana wore a puffy white parka paired with grey leggings and white boots, and finished the look with a pair of oversized pearl earrings. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Went on a Shopping Spree at Chanel Following Her Split From Pete Davidson," 22 Oct. 2018 To wit: At the outset of each sailing, passengers are gifted one of Quark’s bright yellow all-weather parkas, an integral piece of the expedition wardrobe. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The range, helmed by creative director Demna Gvasalia, included different variations of the layered parka, including iterations with leopard prints and color-block trench coats for women. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Balenciaga Is Selling a Seven-Layer Jacket for $9,000," 30 Aug. 2018 Considering the parka originally sold in the store a few years ago for only $39, that’s quite the markup. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Melania Trump’s Zara Jacket Is Selling on eBay for Almost $1000," 28 June 2018 Inspired by the current trend for rugged, outdoorsy apparel—see: Raf Simons’s rain gear, Balenciaga’s windbreakers, and parkas at Hermès—this exhibit will place clothing, accessories, and objects for outdoor life in a fashion context. Emily Farra, Vogue, "What to Expect at Pitti Uomo’s 94th Menswear Fair This Summer," 11 May 2018 With the new collection, Ivy Park continues to uphold its status as cool-girl athleisure, with cutout leotards and sports bras, logo sweatshirts, leggings, sheer-paneled tops and parkas fit for layering. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé, Yara Shahidi and Selah Marley Front the New Ivy Park Campaign," 1 Feb. 2017 Kardashian's ensemble consisted of a skin-tight turtleneck top and track pants tucked into lace-up heeled ankle booties, all engulfed by an oversized parka in the same hue. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Is Kim Kardashian's Outfit a Preview of Yeezy Seaon 5?," 15 Feb. 2017 There’s a slew of stuff from one of our favorite men’s basics brands, Save Khaki, on sale at Nordstrom Rack, like this all-weather parka that’s also available in khaki and green. The Editors, The Cut, "41 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Miu Miu to Missoni," 13 July 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 \

Kids Definition of parka

: a warm windproof jacket with a hood

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