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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.]

burqa

(ˈbɜːkə) ,

burka

or

burkha

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a long enveloping garment worn by Muslim women in public
[C19: from Arabic]
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"
Translations

burqa

[ˈbɜːkə] Nburqa m, burka m

burqa

[ˈbɜːrkə] nburqa f
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Women are now banned from hiding their face in public - this includes wearing the burqa, which veils the entire face, and the niqab, which leaves the eyes free.
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In February, the German state of Bavaria announced plans to ban the burqa in government offices, schools, universities and while driving.
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