Definition of Burka

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: Burqa
Generic synonyms: Garment



Definition of Burka

1. Noun. A '''female''' Islamic garment that covers the whole body, with a net screen covering the eyes so they cannot be seen; also spelled burqa ¹

2. Noun. A dress made from felt or karakul (the short curly fur of young lambs of the breed of that name), a burka was part of the customary '''male''' garb of various peoples inhabiting the Caucasus region (long contested between Russia, Iran, and Turkey). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burka

1. a long loose outer garment worn by some Muslim women [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Burka

buried treasures
burier
buriers
buries
buries the hatchet
buriest
burieth
burimamide
burin
burinist
burinists
burins
burion
buriti
buritis
burka (current term)
burkaed
burkas
burked
burked(p)
burkeite
burker
burkers
burkes
burkholderia
burkholderia cepacia
burkholderia infections
burkholderia pseudomallei
burkina faso
burkinabes

Literary usage of Burka

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biblical Researches in Palestine, Mount Sinai and Arabia Petraea: A Journal by Edward Robinson, Eli Smith (1841)
"We now had before us the high ridge running from SW to NE which terminates in the cape Ras el-burka' or Abu burka', the " Veil-cape," so called from its ..."

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