Anorak



a hooded pullover jacket originally made of fur and worn in the arctic, now made of any weather-resistant fabric.
a jacket patterned after this, made of any weather-resistant material and worn widely.
Historical Examples

Above the timiak, an outer vest (anorak) is worn, now for the most part made of cotton.
Eskimo Life Fridtjof Nansen

Our Burberry wind-clothes were made in the form of anorak (blouse) and trousers, both very roomy.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

He turns his anorak back to front, draws his hood up over his face, and then dangles the tupilek between his legs.
Eskimo Life Fridtjof Nansen

Besides the breeches and anorak of light wind-cloth, he made stockings of the same material.
The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen

noun
a warm waterproof hip-length jacket usually with a hood, originally worn in polar regions, but now worn for any outdoor activity
(informal, derogatory) a socially inept person with a hobby considered by most people to be boring
n.

Eskimo’s waterproof, hooded jacket, 1924, from Greenland Eskimo anoraq. Applied to Western imitations of this garment from 1930s. In British slang, “socially inept person” (Partridge associates it with a fondness for left-wing politics and pirate radio) by 1983, on the notion that that sort of person typically wears this sort of coat.

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