dupatta

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi दुपट्टा (dupaṭṭā), from Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

dupatta (plural dupattas)

  1. (South Asia) A double layer of cloth worn by women as a scarf, veil etc. [from 17th c.]
    • 2011, Deepika Phukan, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, The Story of Felanee:
      Her dupatta slipped from her shoulders, as he encircled her waist with one hand.

References[edit]

  • OED 2006