Burqa meaning

bo͝orkə
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A loose, usually black or light blue outer garment worn by Muslim women that covers the head and face and sometimes the entire body.
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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.
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Alternative form of burka.
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Origin of burqa

  • Hindi burqā Urdu burqa‘ from Arabic burqa‘ veil variant of burqu‘ pqʕ in Semitic roots

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