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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In winter Spencer, then 30, wore gloves and a parka for practice at the arena, which lacked heat. Alex Prewitt,, "How Do You Say 'Cheesecake Factory' In Mandarin? Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association," 27 June 2019 There are comfortable-looking baggy white tops, fanny pack/blazer combos and cozy brown parkas that still manage to hug the waist. Kirsten Spruch, Billboard, "Rihanna's Inclusive Fenty Label Shows Signs of the Future at First-Ever U.S. Pop-Up in New York," 18 June 2019 Several purchases ranging from $102 to $925 were supposedly software purchases, but subpoenas revealed they were other goods, including a Yamaha piano stand, piano accessories, a Fujitsu scanner and a North Face women’s parka. Gregory Pratt,, "Doctor working for Cook County tallied $248K in unauthorized expenses — including piano, flights, iTunes charges," 17 Apr. 2018 Private Lewis Crane, the electronics technician, was there, also wearing a parka. David Canfield,, "First Look: The Andromeda Strain is back with a new look for its 50th anniversary," 26 June 2019 Last night in the West Village with actor friends Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge, Adele stepped out in a tie-dye parka from R13. Vogue, "Adele Takes Her Street Style to the Next Level in New York," 1 Apr. 2019 The mixing of materials, such as in a nylon parka with a wool back panel and knit waistband, drew from a Rotterdam architectural institute. Colleen Barry, The Seattle Times, "For Prada, black nylon is a safe haven in a storm," 14 Jan. 2018 The Panteleenkos constantly move Stepan, adjusting his paws, feeding him, and positioning Alexander as Barantseva, pink-haired, bundled in jeans and a parka, captures each moment. Natasha Daly, National Geographic, "Suffering unseen: The dark truth behind wildlife tourism," 12 June 2019 In Paris, for instance, model Teddy Quinlivan was spotted wearing a Paco Rabanne parka as a dress. Vogue, "15 Ways to Rock Metallic Glitz for Day," 15 May 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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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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