anorak

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English[edit]

A traditional Inuit anorak.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Greenlandic annoraaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

anorak (plural anoraks)

  1. A heavy weatherproof jacket with an attached hood; a parka or windcheater.
    • 1980, Bill Oddie, Bill Oddie's Little Black Bird Book, page 61:
      Don't ever use the hood on your anorak; and, if you do, for heaven's sake don't pull the string tight so that you peep out like a little baby in a siren suit.
  2. (Britain, slang) A person with an unusual or obsessive interest in a niche subject, originally referring to train spotters (because they would wear anoraks while looking out for trains). A geek.
    • 2007 February 15, Maev Kennedy, “I used to say he was England's answer to John Cusack. Now I think he's England's answer to Jack Lemmon”, in The Guardian[1]:
      He has described himself as the uber-geek, an anorak's anorak, a standard bearer for fellow Star Trekkies everywhere, and his air of bland, amiable bafflement has served him remarkably well in a string of TV and film roles.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (person intensely interested in a particular field or hobby): otaku, geek

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References[edit]

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: Tenth Edition (1997)


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Greenlandic annoraaq.

Noun[edit]

anorak c (singular definite anorakken, plural indefinite anorakker)

  1. anorak

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anorak m (plural anoraks)

  1. anorak (heavy weatherproof jacket)

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: hanorac

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Greenlandic annoraaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

anorak m inan

  1. anorak (heavy weatherproof jacket)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • anorak in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • anorak in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

anorak m (plural anoraks)

  1. anorak (heavy weatherproof jacket)

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