Definition of burka noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also burkha, burqa) noun
BrE BrE//ˈbʊəkə//
, BrE//ˈbɜːkə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrkə//
Religious items
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a long loose piece of clothing that covers the whole body, including the head and face, worn in public by some Muslim women See related entries: Religious items Word Originfrom Urdu and Persian burqa‘, from Arabic burqu‘.
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