[ puh-tee, poo-, puht-ee ]
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  1. a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, worn especially formerly as part of a soldier's uniform.

  2. a gaiter or legging of leather or other material, as worn by soldiers, riders, etc.

Origin of puttee

1870–75; <Hindi paṭṭī bandage; akin to Sanskrit paṭṭa strip of cloth, bandage

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/ (ˈpʌtɪ) /

nounplural -tees or -ties
  1. (usually plural) a strip of cloth worn wound around the legs from the ankle to the knee, esp as part of a military uniform in World War I

Origin of puttee

C19: from Hindi pattī, from Sanskrit pattikā, from patta cloth

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