pug·​ga·​ree ˈpə-g(ə-)rē How to pronounce puggaree (audio)
variants or less commonly pugaree or puggree
: a light scarf wrapped around a sun helmet or used as a hatband

Word History


Hindi & Urdu pagṛī turban

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puggaree was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Puggaree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puggaree. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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