dhoti

[doh-tee]
noun, plural dhotis.
1.
a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.
2.
the cotton fabric, sometimes patterned, of which the loincloth is made.
Also, dhooti, dhootie, dhuti [doo-tee] .


Origin:
1615–25; < Hindi

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dhoti, dhooti, dhootie or dhuti (ˈdəʊtɪ, ˈduːtɪ)
 
n , pl -tis
a long loincloth worn by men in India
 
[C17: from Hindi]
 
dhooti, dhooti, dhootie or dhuti
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi]
 
dhootie, dhooti, dhootie or dhuti
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi]
 
dhuti, dhooti, dhootie or dhuti
 
n
 
[C17: from Hindi]

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dhoti
1620s, from Hindi dhoti.
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dhoti

long loincloth traditionally worn in southern Asia by Hindu men. Wrapped around the hips and thighs with one end brought between the legs and tucked into the waistband, the dhoti resembles baggy, knee- length trousers.

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He wore the traditional dhoti, a long loincloth with a tunic buttoned over it.
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