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[puhg-uh-ree] /ˈpʌg ə ri/
Also, puggree [puhg-ree] /ˈpʌg ri/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the mêlée which ensued, the puggaree dropped to the ground, to the joy of its lawful owner and the disgust of the combatants.

    Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
  • Picture him then in a loose red flannel tunic, corduroy knee-breeches, serge leggings, white pith helmet with a puggaree round it.

    For Fortune and Glory Lewis Hough
  • Strefford aimed his cigarette-end at a tourist on a puggaree who was gazing up from his guidebook at the palace.

    The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton
  • It was just a strip of white muslin wound around the head like an East Indian puggaree.

  • He now felt himself cool though broiling in the Indian sun with Danby in a linen suit and puggaree.

    Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3) Mary Elizabeth Carter
  • He took the puggaree from his hat, and, tying the ends together, he slung it over her front pommel.

    A Desert Drama A. Conan Doyle
  • He is a bony, lantern-jawed young man, in velveteen jacket, with a puggaree round his hat.

  • Yes, I know that, sir; but your puggaree would have been better, only you lost that along with your cap.

    Trapped by Malays George Manville Fenn
  • It was simply in fact and effect a primeval prototype of the "puggaree" of Margate and Hindustan.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies

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