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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
anorak
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
get
▪ Careful with that flask Have you got your anorak?
put
▪ Then he put on his anorak.
▪ If we can go ashore we can have coffee and Tony and I can put on our anoraks.
wear
▪ The attackers were described as 17 to 18 years old, and both were wearing green anoraks.
▪ They were wearing dark green anoraks and holding big wooden clubs.
▪ Why do they all wear fur lined anoraks with the hood up at all times?
▪ He wore an anorak over a wool sweater with a polo neck and he wore tough cord jeans and walking boots.
▪ He was wearing a short brown anorak that looked as if it was left over from his trainspotting days.
▪ He's described as five feet six inches tall, white, clean shaven and wearing a blue anorak.
▪ He was tall, he stooped, he wore a pale blue anorak and sturdy brown shoes.
▪ Jim, who has a cheery north London manner and wears an anorak.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Converse dressed, pulled on his plastic anorak and went down to the street.
▪ He was hot in his anorak.
▪ He wore a navy fisherman's jersey and gumboots, and a heavy anorak, shiny and running with wet.
▪ It's not as if grey anoraks are cheap.
▪ Shivering, she pulled up her anorak zip and turned to the left.
▪ We passed like wraiths gripping our anoraks against a colder night wind coming down from the deep indigo silhouetted mountains.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
anorak

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.

Wiktionary
anorak

n. 1 A heavy weatherproof jacket with an attached hood; a parka or windcheater. 2 (context British slang English) A geek or nerd, possibly originally either a train spotter or a fan of off-shore pirate radio.

WordNet
anorak

n. a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term) [syn: parka, windbreaker, windcheater]

Wikipedia
Anorak (slang)

In British slang an anorak is a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects. This interest may be unacknowledged or not understood by the general public. The term is sometimes used synonymously with geek or nerd, or the Japanese term otaku, albeit referring to different niches.

Anorak (album)

Anorak is the second album by the band Ruth. They completed recording this album in May 2008 and is their most successful album to date. It was released on October 28, 2008 through Tooth & Nail Records. The lead single "Back to the Five" has become a minor hit in Christian radio. There is a music video for the song as well. The video placed on the X 2009 DVD Christian rock hits compilation.

Anorak (disambiguation)

An anorak is a type of coat with a hood. Anorak may also refer to:

  • Anorak (album), a 2008 album by Ruth
  • Anorak (slang), British slang for a person who has a very strong interest in niche subjects
  • Anorak in the UK, a 2008 live album by Marillion
  • The Anorak, a play about the École Polytechnique massacre

Usage examples of "anorak".

At the end of the street, I see that anorak disappear into a grey Volvo, Bhangra blaring from inside.

Faraday slipped the mobile back in the pocket of his anorak, then began to search half-heartedly for the wheatear again.

On the walls, prints of Victorian etchings of life on the island, the natives all done up in Lapp clothes -- huge fur-lined anoraks with fancy stitching -- harpoons in hand, sledges, dogs, whale hunting, church, life.

Two little Nentsi, looking like penguins in their fur garments with blind sleeves, were playing on the beach and I was chatting with their parents-a little girl of a mother and a father of similar stature with a brown head sticking out of his anorak.

We then went to work to make clothes after the pattern of the Netchelli Eskimo, and the sewing went on early and late -- thick anoraks and thin ones, heavy breeches and light, winter stockings and summer stockings.

David Morse looked me over as an exhibit, up and down, gaze wandering over the unzipped anorak and the blue shirt and tie beneath.

Holly and lent into the car we had come in, picking up my anorak off the floor.

Pollgate looked moodily at the anorak which Bobby had laid on a chair and Lord Vaughnley glanced at the gun, and at my face, and away again.

Besides the breeches and anorak of light wind-cloth, he made stockings of the same material.

He took the anorak Aap was holding out to him, gave a satisfied grunt when he saw that Aap was putting on a similar garment, and made for the garden.

The doctor was standing, his face like a thundercloud, tearing off his anorak and then stooping to pick up a rope.

It was a cold day, the sky grey and strangely quiet--a little frightening, she had to admit to herself as she changed into slacks and a thick sweater and crammed her anorak on top.

Harriet peeled off her soaking anorak, bade the dog sit down and not stir and started to unpack the bags with a practised hand.

She saw a dark-haired man in his mid-thirties, wearing an anorak and brown cord trousers.

It was well past two when David reappeared, his anorak slick with rain, his hair tucked beneath the hood.