- a fur coat, shirtlike and hooded, for wear in the arctic and other regions of extreme cold.
- a hip-length jacket or overshirt with an attached hood, often of wool or of a windproof, water-repellent material lined or trimmed with wool, used by skiers, hunters, the military, etc.
- any coat or jacket with a hood, as a hooded raincoat or windbreaker.
- a warm hip-length weatherproof coat with a hood, originally worn by the Inuit
n.1780, from Aleut parka, from Russian parka “a pelt or jacket made from pelt,” from Samoyed.