puttee

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi पट्टी (paṭṭī, bandage, strip of cloth), from Sanskrit पट्टिका (paṭṭikā) of similar meaning.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpʌtiː/, /pʌˈtiː/

Noun[edit]

puttee (plural puttees)

  1. A strip of cloth wound round the leg, worn for protection or support by hikers, soldiers etc.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 113:
      he bought himself a pair of Fox's puttees for going out and polished his belt until it shone like mahogany, and I bet he was never pulled up for having dirty buttons.

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