What does anorak mean?

anorak meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Eskimo's waterproof, hooded coat, 1924, from Greenland Eskimo anoraq. Applied to Western imitations of this garment from 1930s. In Uk slang, "socially inept individual" (Partridge associates it with a fondness for left-wing politics and pirate radio) by 1983, on the notion that that kind of person usually wears this sort of layer.

anorak meaning in General Dictionary

a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)

anorak - German to English


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  • hooded anorak
  • windbreaker
  • parka

anorak - French to English