Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

puggaree

[puhg-uh-ree]
See more synonyms for puggaree on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. pugree.
Show More
Also pug·gree [puhg-ree] /ˈpʌg ri/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for puggree

Historical Examples

  • When the right moment came she would discard the puggree and drop the black veil.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy

    Harold MacGrath

  • He was dressed completely in white, in the native costume, with a white "puggree" or turban on his head.

    There is no Death

    Florence Marryatt

  • I tried to turn aside and avoid the charge, but a branch caught me across the face, and knocked my puggree off.

  • Everything is complete down to moustache, the folds of the puggree, the lathee or staff, indeed to the slightest detail.

  • "The man in the puggree" is Sir John,—ripe for many years to come, and when he has another banquet, may I be there to see.


British Dictionary definitions for puggree

puggree

pugree puggaree or pugaree (ˈpʌɡərɪ)

noun
  1. the usual Indian word for turban
  2. a scarf, usually pleated, around the crown of some hats, esp sun helmets
Show More

Word Origin

C17: from Hindi pagrī, from Sanskrit parikara
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012