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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Recent Examples on the Web Rock and roll at its most bratty and parka-wearing glory. Brady Gerber, Vulture, "Creation Records, the Label History Loves to Overlook," 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, "The 25 Best Deals From Outdoor Winter Clearance Sales This Week," 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, "The North Face coats and jackets are up to 50% off at Nordstrom's winter sale," 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, "Meghan Markle Gave a Glimpse into Her Casual Maternity Style During Her Oprah Interview," 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, "From Packable Puffers to Camoflauge, These Are the Best Heated Jackets on Amazon," 7 Mar. 2021 In this case, the result is a disposable bag of dog food that has the same satisfying schwaaaaak as an expensive ski parka. Washington Post, "Velcro-style closures used to be only on clothes. What are they doing on dog food?," 3 Mar. 2021 On a cold, gray February afternoon, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stepped out of the West Wing wrapped in a puffy black parka and clutching a folder of documents, seemingly oblivious to the Washington custom of having an aide schlep the paperwork. Josh Boak, ajc, "Yellen's encore: Lending economic heft to Biden's virus plan," 27 Feb. 2021 The waterproof gloves also have long cuffs generously cut to fit over a parka sleeve to keep your forearms dry, and have wrist and cuff closures, too. Field & Stream, "Best Hunting Gloves for Bowhunting, Bird Hunting, Duck Hunting, and More," 24 Feb. 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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1 Apr 2021

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“Parka.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 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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