A loose, usually black or light blue outer garment worn by Muslim women that covers the head and face and sometimes the entire body.
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 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