a long, loose outer garment that covers the entire body with only a small opening for the eyes, worn outside the home by women in some Muslim countries
Origin of burqaUrdu burqa? ; from Arabic burqu?
A loose, usually black or light blue outer garment worn by Muslim women that covers the head and face and sometimes the entire body.
Origin of burqaHindi burqa and Urdu burqa‘, from Arabic burqa‘, veil, variant of burqu‘; see pq&ayin; in Semitic roots.
- Alternative form of burka.