[ doh-tee ]
/ ˈdoʊ ti /

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.
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)

/ (ˈdəʊtɪ) /

noun plural -tis

a long loincloth worn by men in India

Word Origin for dhoti

C17: from Hindi
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