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puttee

[ puh-tee, poo-, puht-ee ]
/ pʌˈti, pʊ-, ˈpʌt i /
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noun
a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, worn especially formerly as part of a soldier's uniform.
a gaiter or legging of leather or other material, as worn by soldiers, riders, etc.
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Also putty, puttie .

Origin of puttee

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

putty

/ (ˈpʌtɪ) /

noun plural -tees or -ties
(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

Word Origin for puttee

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