Definition of Burqa

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: Burka
Generic synonyms: Garment



Definition of Burqa

1. Noun. (alternative form of burka) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Burqa

1. burka [n -S] - See also: burka

Lexicographical Neighbors of Burqa

burnup
burnups
buron
burons
buroo
buroos
burp
burp gun
burpalite
burped
burpee
burpees
burpin'
burping
burps
burqa (current term)
burqaed
burqas
burqini
burqinis
burqua
burquas
burr
burr-headed
burr cell
burr drill
burr marigold
burr oak
burra-khana
burrata

Literary usage of Burqa

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

1. A Gift for Muslim Women = by Muḥammad ʻĀshiq Ilāhī (2001)
"For instance they keep their hands out of the burqa (veil) when walking abroad or keep the veil so short that their cheeks remain open to view on both sides ..."

2. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Some poor women cannot afford the cost of a burqa, and thus are forced to remain at home or risk beatings if they go out without one. ..."

3. Human Rights Watch World Report, 2003: Events of 2002 (November 2001 by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch Staff (2003)
"Ismail Khan's troops began harassing women not dressed in the burqa or ... although many women had not worn the burqa before the Taliban regime. ..."

4. None of Self and All of Thee: A Tale of Indian Life by S S Hewlett (1889)
"One of these quiet ones was a young woman completely enshrouded in a burqa, whose two or three companions were exceedingly jealous of allowing the smallest ..."

5. Women and Kinship; Comparative Perspectives on Gender in South and South by Leela Dube (1997)
"Among the middle and lower classes the burqa is often replaced by a dupatta, which covers the head and the chest. What does the imposition of a veil mean to ..."

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