Burka



a loose garment covering the entire body and having a veiled opening for the eyes, worn by Muslim women.
Contemporary Examples

Kidman’s New Cause Tim Fernholz October 20, 2009
Afghan Women Fear Backsliding As President Karzai Negotiates With Taliban Magsie Hamilton-Little February 18, 2012
Kidman’s New Cause Tim Fernholz October 20, 2009
Can Congress Protect All Women? I-VAWA Is Gaining Backers Eleanor Clift November 21, 2013

noun
a variant spelling of burqa
noun
Word Origin
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