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dhoti

[doh-tee] /ˈdoʊ ti/
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] /ˈdu ti/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Hindi
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dhoti

/ˈdəʊtɪ/
noun (pl) -tis
1.
a long loincloth worn by men in India
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi
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dhoti

1620s, from Hindi dhoti.

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Encyclopedia Article for dhuti

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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