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 For example, the carryall rolls out into a sleeping bag; the bucket hat folds into itself; and the puffy parka works as a tent. Toby Skinner, Condé Nast Traveler, "Virgil Abloh Is Creating Travel Gear for the Year 2054," 19 Dec. 2019 Smith was seen wearing a gray hooded parka and brown pants, according to the alert. Jane Morice |, cleveland, "Cleveland police search for missing woman with Alzheimer’s disease last seen in Tremont," 15 Dec. 2019 Rihanna’s Fenty just added a parka in cream in an oversize cocoon silhouette. Washington Post, "Give the gift of winter white this holiday season," 21 Nov. 2019 That's why so many people swear by Canada Goose, the luxury brand that produces parkas that may be pricey but are worth investing in. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "21 things you need to buy for winter now," 21 Oct. 2019 Downstairs, shoppers shuffled through bathing suits and parkas marked 60 percent off. Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, "Malls are dying. The thriving ones are spending millions to reinvent themselves.," 22 Nov. 2019 Wintry Wonder How to celebrate the snowy season without a puffy parka? Emy Rodriguez Flores, Redbook, "15 Beauty Looks to Wear For New Year's Eve," 9 Dec. 2019 The pricey parkas appear to be where first impressions, Chicago weather and millennial income angst are coming to loggerheads. Chicago Tribune Staff,, "tl;dr: Chicago’s best kept bar secret is out, a guide to pot gifts for the whole family and is that Canada Goose coat keeping you single?," 5 Dec. 2019 For the ultimate investment winter parka, few jackets can compete with the Expedition Parka by Canada Goose, favored by scientists in some of the coldest places on earth. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "Essential Clothing to Pack for a Northern Lights Trip," 3 Sep. 2019

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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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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Parka.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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