puggree

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi.

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puggree (plural puggrees)

  1. A strip of cloth wound around the upper portion of a hat or helmet, particularly a pith helmet, and falling down behind to act as a shade for the back of the neck.
    • 1867, J. T. Newell, Hog Hunting in the East: And Other Sports
      The head was supported by a neck, long, pinched, and weazeny, and was surmounted by a somewhat worn and ragged puggree, from the sides of which a few straggling grey hairs escaped
    • 1888: I recognised the eldest Miss Copleigh, because she had a puggree round her helmet, and the younger had not. — Rudyard Kipling, ‘False Dawn’, Plain Tales from the Hills (Folio Society 2007, p. 36)
      Hand-wrapped puggaree hat-band. Ideal for gardening, hiking or exploring forgotten tombs. -- commercial site with illustration

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