noun, plural dho·tis.

a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.
the cotton fabric, sometimes patterned, of which the loincloth is made.

Nearby words

  1. dhobi itch,
  2. dhodhekánisos,
  3. dhole,
  4. dholl,
  5. dhooly,
  6. dhow,
  7. dhs,
  8. dhss,
  9. dhu ʾl-hijjah,
  10. dhu ʾl-qaʿda

Also dhoo·ti, dhoo·tie, dhu·ti [doo-tee] /ˈdu ti/.

Origin of dhoti

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1615–25

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British Dictionary definitions for dhooti


dhooti, dhootie or dhuti (ˈduːtɪ)

noun plural -tis

a long loincloth worn by men in India

Word Origin for dhoti

C17: from Hindi

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Word Origin and History for dhooti


1620s, from Hindi dhoti.

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