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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.
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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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Examples from the Web for dhuti

Historical Examples

  • In a few moments he came back wearing only a dhuti, as during dinner time, and with his head uncovered.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

    Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

  • He clothed the Master in a new waist-band and dhuti, and adored Him with scents, flowers, incense and lights.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings

    Krishna das Kaviraja

British Dictionary definitions for dhuti


dhooti, dhootie or dhuti (ˈduːtɪ)

noun plural -tis
  1. a long loincloth worn by men in India
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Word Origin

C17: from Hindi
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Word Origin and History for dhuti


1620s, from Hindi dhoti.

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