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

Examples of parka in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Introduced first in outerwear that can withstand a jet stream of liquid nitrogen (-321°F) and maintain an internal temperature of 89°F, the company’s Orion parka and Endeavour ski jacket are its flagship products. Pamela N. Danziger, Forbes, 27 June 2021 An athlete and engineer who designs extreme ski equipment came in a parka. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 23 May 2021 That exercise yielded the collection’s most insulating items, a mid-length parka and a vaguely 1970s bomber equipped with an exaggerated collar-cum-hood. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2021 Rock and roll at its most bratty and parka-wearing glory. Brady Gerber, Vulture, 29 Mar. 2021 The Yupik has a tunnel-style, faux-fur hood that provides more protection in strong wind and snow, and the parka is longer than the Greenland jacket. Matt Jancer, Wired, 11 Mar. 2021 From now until Sunday, February 21, shoppers can save up to 50% on incredible styles, like this women’s Gotham 550-fill power down hooded parka, once $249 and down to $174.30 for a 30% price drop. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2021 Looking chic yet relaxed, the duchess wore an oversized white button-down by Aritzia, an olive-green parka-style jacket from J. Crew, denim jeans, and Hunter Wellie boots, and styled her hair in long and flowing lush waves. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 Mar. 2021 Ororo’s heated parka brings together a longline silhouette for extra coverage and a battery pack that provides up to 10 hours of warmth on its highest heat setting. Jayla Andrulonis, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2021

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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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18 Jul 2021

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“Parka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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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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