par·​ka ˈpär-kə How to pronounce parka (audio)
: a hooded fur pullover garment for arctic wear
: a usually lined fabric outerwear pullover or jacket

Examples of parka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes, Lopez can trick you into believing that life should be a parka hood with a mile of fur trim or a giant house with your nickname tiled all over in knockoff glamour. Wesley Morris, New York Times, 22 Feb. 2024 In this reimagination, a complimentary hood trim, and a versatile interchangeable parka accessory to customize your jacket is available. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Jan. 2024 One of his favorite items is a modular parka with a zip-out vest. Rachel Gallaher, Robb Report, 23 Mar. 2024 In parka strongholds Burlington, Vermont, and Portland, Maine, the thermometer never plunged below zero. Seth Borenstein, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Mar. 2024 This insulated winter parka stops below the hips for enhanced protection against the elements and has an adjustable bungee cord waist for a tailored fit to keep the wind out. Casey Clark, Parents, 5 Mar. 2024 The parka also sports a soft chin guard, an interior drawcord to lock in heat, a zipper storm flap, and a slew of pockets, many of which are lined for added warmth. Christina Liao, Travel + Leisure, 21 Feb. 2024 The parka comes in two prints: a vibrant blue and black and another colorway in gray and black. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 9 Jan. 2024 Before snow starts to fall, add these long parka jackets from Amazon, Nordstrom, Banana Republic, and Gap to brace the elements, all while looking stylish. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of parka was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Parka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


par·​ka ˈpär-kə How to pronounce parka (audio)
: a very warm jacket with a hood

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