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burka

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a loose garment that covers the face and body
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bur·qa

or bur·ka  (bo͝or′kə)
n.
A loose, usually black or light blue outer garment worn by Muslim women that covers the head and face and sometimes the entire body.

[Hindi burqā and Urdu burqa', from Arabic burqa', veil, variant of burqu'; see pqʕ in Semitic roots.]
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burqa

(ˈbɜːkə) ,

burka

or

burkha

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long enveloping garment worn by Muslim women in public
[C19: from Arabic]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burqa - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistanburqa - 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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Translations

burqa

[ˈbɜːkə] Nburqa m, burka m
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burqa

[ˈbɜːrkə] nburqa f
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