burka burka

Definition(s):

  • (n) a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan

Usage(s):

  1. She pulls her light blue-colored burka back to reveal dark lipstick, gold earrings and faux leopard skin high heels.
  2. Beside him stood a woman in a full Arabian-style black burka; only her eyes were visible behind thick glasses.
  3. A mother lifts her burka to speak to her daughter as they flee the battle-ravaged northern city of Kunduz on November 19.

News

  1. Texas state Rep. Naomi Gonzalez named one of 'Texas Monthly's' worst of 2013

    AUSTIN -- State Rep. Naomi Gonzalez, D-El Paso, will be named one of the 10 worst legislators of 2013 by Texas Monthly magazine, Senior Executive Editor Paul Burka wrote on his blog Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: El Paso Times

  2. Ax-Wielding, Burka-Clad Burglars Rob Selfridges

    Yesterday evening, a gang of burglars with axes and hammers burst into the Selfridges flagship store on London's Oxford Street. The store had not yet closed for the evening, and several customers were still milling about the floor. The thieves, at least one of whom was disguised with a burka, ... More »
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "The burka is not a sign of religion," says French President Nicolas Sarkozy, "it is a sign of subservience. It will not be welcome on the territory of the French Republic."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Courier Mail

  2. "The cabinet finds it undesirable that face-covering clothing - including the burka - is worn in public places for reasons of public order, security and protection of citizens," Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk said in a statement.
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: Rita Verdonk Source: Canada.com

  3. "The burka and niqab are a symbol of oppression of women," Wilders said in a telephone interview.
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Geert Wilders Source: 570 News

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