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[doh-tee] /ˈdoʊ ti/
noun, plural dhotis.
a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.
the cotton fabric, sometimes patterned, of which the loincloth is made.
Also, dhooti, dhootie, dhuti
[doo-tee] /ˈdu ti/ (Show IPA)
1615-25; < Hindi Unabridged
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  • He wore the traditional dhoti, a long loincloth with a tunic buttoned over it.
British Dictionary definitions for dhoti


noun (pl) -tis
a long loincloth worn by men in India
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi
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Word Origin and History for dhoti

1620s, from Hindi dhoti.

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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