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Also: burqaa loose garment that covers the face and body
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bur·qaor bur·ka (bo͝or′kə)
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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(Clothing & Fashion) a long enveloping garment worn by Muslim women in public
[C19: from Arabic]
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|Noun||1.||burqa - 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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burqa[ˈbɜːrkə] n → burqa f
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