put·​tee | \ ˌpə-ˈtē How to pronounce puttee (audio) , pu̇-; ˈpə-tē How to pronounce puttee (audio) \

Definition of puttee

1 : a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee
2 : a usually leather legging secured by a strap or catch or by laces

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Examples of puttee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s taken hold at British labels, A-Cold-Wall and Cottweiler, where models were secured with dozens of little puttees and hiking straps. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Has War-Core Replaced Normcore in Fashion?," 27 July 2018 Decked out in green puttees, hobnail boots and a bomber jacket. Amanda Demarco, WSJ, "‘Berlin Alexanderplatz’ Review: A Low-Life for the Ages," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of puttee

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for puttee

Hindi & Urdu paṭṭī strip of cloth, from Sanskrit paṭṭikā

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“Puttee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puttee. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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