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anoraknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæn.ə.ræk/
  • anorak noun [C] (COAT)

mainly UK (US usually parka) a ​shortcoat that ​protects the ​wearer against ​wind, ​rain, and ​coldweather, usually with a ​part for ​covering the ​head
  • anorak noun [C] (PERSON)

UK disapproving a ​boringperson who is too ​interested in the ​details of a ​hobby and ​finds it ​difficult to ​meet and ​spendtime with other ​people: There are enough ​facts and ​figures in this ​book to ​keepeven the most ​obsessive anorak ​fascinated for ​hours.
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