puggaree

noun
pug·​ga·​ree | \ ˈpə-g(ə-)rē How to pronounce puggaree (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pugaree or puggree

Definition of puggaree

: a light scarf wrapped around a sun helmet or used as a hatband

First Known Use of puggaree

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for puggaree

Hindi & Urdu pagṛī turban

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“Puggaree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puggaree. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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