Definitions

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  • n. A dress (lightweight parka) worn by Eskimo women.
  • n. An overshirt, worn by Eskimo men and women.

Etymologies

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From a Yupik language term qaspeq.

Examples

  • A toddler wearing a blue kuspuk sat in a stroller happily crunching on Goldfish crackers while waiters in crisp white jackets poured beer from Alaskan Brewing Co.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • Bobby and Dinah held court in one corner, baby Katya on Bobby’s lap, resplendent in a bright pink corduroy kuspuk trimmed with rickrack and wolverine, necessitating a brief deviation from Kate’s course.

    A Fine and Bitter Snow

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  • A cloth parka cover often made of velvet or brightly-colored cotton print.

    June 23, 2015