put·​tee ˌpə-ˈtē How to pronounce puttee (audio)
ˈpə-tē How to pronounce puttee (audio)
: a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee
: 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, 27 July 2018 Decked out in green puttees, hobnail boots and a bomber jacket. Amanda Demarco, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu paṭṭī strip of cloth, from Sanskrit paṭṭikā

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of puttee was in 1882

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“Puttee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puttee. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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