put·tee | \ˌpə-ˈtē, pu̇-;ˈpə-tē \

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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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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The first known use of puttee was in 1882

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