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[puh-tee, poo-, puht-ee] /pʌˈti, pʊ-, ˈpʌt i/
noun
1.
a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, worn especially formerly as part of a soldier's uniform.
2.
a gaiter or legging of leather or other material, as worn by soldiers, riders, etc.
Also, putty, puttie.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Hindi paṭṭī bandage; akin to Sanskrit paṭṭa strip of cloth, bandage
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British Dictionary definitions for put-tee

puttee

/ˈpʌtɪ/
noun (pl) -tees, -ties
1.
(usually pl) a strip of cloth worn wound around the legs from the ankle to the knee, esp as part of a military uniform in World War I
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi pattī, from Sanskrit pattikā, from patta cloth
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Word Origin and History for put-tee

puttee

n.

1875, from Hindi patti "band, bandage," from Sanskrit pattah "strip of cloth."

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Encyclopedia Article for put-tee

puttee

covering for the lower leg, consisting of a cloth or leather legging held on by straps or laces or a cloth strip wound spirally around the leg. In ancient Greece a type of puttee was worn by peasants, who wrapped irregular linen straps around their legs.

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