- a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.
- the cotton fabric, sometimes patterned, of which the loincloth is made.
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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dhooti, dhootie or dhuti (ˈduːtɪ)
- a long loincloth worn by men in India
C17: from Hindi
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Word Origin and History for dhooti
1620s, from Hindi dhoti.
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