- 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.
Origin of puttee
Examples from the Web for puttee
Historical Examples of puttee
He slid the pencil down into his puttee and stood up, bowing.Shelled by an Unseen Foe
I took off the puttee, rolled up his trousers, and discovered no sign of a wound.Atlantic Narratives
“Dunno,” McGee answered, looking at the puttee roll in his hand.Aces Up
Mrs. Puttee and her eldest son saw me off at Euston Station.
I was overjoyed, as the hospital was very near Southall, and Mr. and Mrs. Puttee were both there to meet me.
- (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
1875, from Hindi patti "band, bandage," from Sanskrit pattah "strip of cloth."