[ doh-tee ]
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noun,plural dho·tis.
  1. a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.

  2. the cotton fabric, sometimes patterned, of which the loincloth is made.

Origin of dhoti

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1615–25
  • Also dhoo·ti, dhoo·tie, dhu·ti [doo-tee]. /ˈdu ti/.

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How to use dhoti in a sentence

  • Both were clad in dhotis of pure white; their legs were bare from the knee, their feet shod with sandals.

    In Clive's Command | Herbert Strang

British Dictionary definitions for dhoti


dhooti, dhootie or dhuti (ˈduːtɪ)

/ (ˈdəʊtɪ) /

nounplural -tis
  1. a long loincloth worn by men in India

Origin of dhoti

C17: from Hindi

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