Anorak meaning

ănə-răk
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The definition of an anorak is a heavy jacket with a hood.

An example of an anorak is the coat traditionally worn by the Inuit people in Canada.

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A heavy jacket with a hood.
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(UK, slang) A geek or nerd, possibly originally either a train spotter or a fan of off-shore pirate radio.
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A heavy jacket with a hood; a parka.
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Anorak is defined as British slang for a person who is preoccupied with a person or thing that doesn't warrant the preoccupation.

An example of an anorak is someone who collects drinking straws used by redheaded women.

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Origin of anorak

  • Inuit annuraaq

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greenlandic annoraaq.

    From Wiktionary