from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garment worn by men in India, consisting of a long narrow cloth passed round the waist, then between the thighs, and returned under itself at the waist behind.
  • n. A striped cotton fabric woven in suitable lengths for winding about the loins. It is manufactured extensively in Great Britain for the East Indian trade; is woven in all widths from 22 to 50 inches, and in lengths of 40 yards.


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  • So, too, one's glance would often sweep in a twinkling from a European clothed in garments of the latest mode to a Hindu whose sole covering was his _dhotee_, or clout about the loins, taking in between these two extremes a number of distinct stages in the process of evolution through which our clothes have gone.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • The Regent Senaputti was a keen player, and very picturesque in his costume of green velvet zouave jacket, salmon-pink silk dhotee and pink silk turban.

    Ranching, Sport and Travel

  • He was fond of bright colours, and I never remember seeing him in anything but a delicate pink silk dhotee, a dark coat made from a first-rate English pattern, and a pink turban, and when the orchids were in bloom, he seldom appeared without a large spray of some gorgeous-hued specimen in the top of his turban.

    My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny

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