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puttee

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noun put·tee \ˌpə-ˈtē, pu̇-; ˈpə-tē\

Definition of puttee

  1. 1 :  a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee

  2. 2 :  a usually leather legging secured by a strap or catch or by laces



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Origin and Etymology of puttee

Hindi & Urdu paṭṭī strip of cloth, from Sanskrit paṭṭikā


First Known Use: 1882


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