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Variant of burqa.


(ˈbɜːkə) or


(Clothing & Fashion) variant spellings of burqa
[C19: from Arabic]
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Noun1.burka - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistanburka - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan; "the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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She never looked at the races even when challenging Burka and Kenya's Isabella Ochichi for the lead over the opening two laps of the 6k course.
I stumbled in the burka I was wearing, unable to see my feet.
The burka monologue features three women who share their perspectives of life in Afghanistan, which McPherson described as ``powerful.
Now, Paul Burka of the Texas Monthly speculates that this curious division of labor may explain why the Bush administration has veered so consistently to the right, when as governor Bush was seen as much more moderate and accommodating.
Asked by Fisher about her experiences in Afghanistan, particularly the restrictive burka that she was required to wear, Sawyer reports, "one size tended to fit most.
WOMEN police officers could be allowed to wear the burka as part of their uniform, according to the chief constable of one of the UK's largest police forces.
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Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls' school where she works.
Two other fighters were killed on Tuesday afternoon in infighting in the Burka district of Baghlan province.
Pul-e-Khumri (Afghanistan), June 13 (Xinhua-ANI): A total of 71 people including women and children were killed in the earthquake that hit Burka town in northern Afghanistan on Monday, said Burka district police chief Habib Rahman on Wednesday, citing the latest counting.