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

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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 The official cold-weather gear includes a big red Canada Goose parka, Makovicky said, like the one on display. Steve Johnson,, "'Antarctic Dinosaurs' bring new ice age to Field Museum," 13 June 2018 Wearing white parkas and remaining quiet in the boats, hunters hope to blend in with the ice. The Economist, "Whaling in Alaska," 14 June 2018 Serena bralette, $45, briefs, $40, and metallic parka, $215, Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Serena Williams On How Her Daughter Olympia Inspired Her New Fashion Line," 30 May 2018 And the fashionistas nary batted an eye at the first look: a red plaid shirt with jeans and parka made alarming by the black facemask with nails sticking out. Colleen Barry, The Seattle Times, "For Prada, black nylon is a safe haven in a storm," 14 Jan. 2018 Even Alibaba founder Jack Ma, wore a Canada Goose parka to keep warm in January during the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Canada Goose soars on parka sales and China expansion, topping Wall Street forecasts," 15 June 2018 Her Gucci parka with its logo-ed inner panel was the ideal foil to her cozy separates: Palace Skateboard’s slouchy sweatpants, a simple tee, and Rocnation dad hat. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Even Rihanna Is Wearing UGGs Again," 22 Jan. 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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