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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For Pyeongchang this year, where the temperatures dropped into the low double digits, Lauren’s red, white and blue parkas had wearable heating components—printed in silver conductive ink in the shape of the American flag. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country," 7 Nov. 2018 In the memorial hall Sunday night, Mayor Leona Grishkowsky cut a cake frosted with an image of a musher in a pink parka riding a sled behind two black dogs. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "‘A heart as big as Alaska’: Unalakleet throws a retirement party for DeeDee Jonrowe," 12 Mar. 2018 Dryer Balls Reusable dryer balls are a great alternative to landfill-cluttering dryer sheets, and are particularly recommended for use with gym gear and filled items like comforters and parkas. Jolie Kerr, Country Living, "6 DIY Cleaning Products You Can Easily Make at Home," 19 Mar. 2015 Runner-up: Tom Baker of Cruise Center loves the take-home parka on Seabourn’s Alaskan cruises. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Traveler 25: A Very Opinionated, Totally Subjective List of Things We Loved About Travel This Year," 14 Dec. 2018 All those pricey winter parka sales have Canada Goose Holdings flying high. Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "Canada Goose soars on parka sales and China expansion, topping Wall Street forecasts," 15 June 2018 The volume on one parka was adjustable via drawstrings that produced abstract shapes around the body. Ahnna Lee, Vogue, "All of the Highlights from Pitti Uomo," 15 Jan. 2018 This power outside of our world that drove me to take the film receipt out of the trash, put it in the parka pocket. Courtney Lund O’neil, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Serial Killer, a Receipt, and My Mom: Haunted by the Murder of 33 Boys," 31 Oct. 2018 More Money: Krispy Krunchy Chicken: Fried franchise wins taste buds one fill-up at a time More Money: Canada Goose soars on parka sales and China expansion, topping Wall Street forecasts A win for tourism? Ben Tobin, USA TODAY, "Does it pay to host the World Cup?," 19 June 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 How to pronounce parka (audio) \

Kids Definition of parka

: a warm windproof jacket with a hood

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