Etymology
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anorak (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.

updated on January 15, 2017

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Definitions of anorak from WordNet

anorak (n.)
a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term);
Synonyms: parka / windbreaker / windcheater
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