American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A cloth band or scarf wrapped around the crown of a hat or sun helmet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pugree.
- n. A strip of cloth wound around the upper portion of a hat or helmet, particularly a pith helmet, and falling down behind to act as a shade for the back of the neck.
- From Hindi. (Wiktionary)
- Hindi pagṛī, turban, from Sanskrit parikaraḥ, girdle for a garment, from parikaroti, he surrounds : pari, around; + karoti, he does, makes. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Englishmen, which was easy to gather from their picturesque and unusual attire of neat gray small-clothes meeting gray stockings at the knee, low white shoes, a striped blue and white flannel shirt and canoe-shaped hats of gray, each bearing a snow-white "puggree" with blue and gold fringed ends.”
“Dec. 741 A silk coat, a puggree, boots, and white cords, adorned the wealthier.”
“Hence pugg (a) reed a., covered with or wearing a puggree.”
“They were courteous people, and not only refused the quarter dollar which I pressed upon them, but gave me a handkerchief full of bananas when I left them, being pleased, however, to accept a puggree.”
“A new item was now added to our kit to improve our lot; to alleviate some of the discomfort and soreness around our shirt collars due to perspiration we were issued with scarves puggree, squares of light cloth, khaki coloured.”
“I took the puggree off my hat, tore it in strips and bound him up tightly.”
“She ran into her bedroom for two veils, a gray automobile puggree and one of those heavy black affairs with butterflies scattered over it, quite as effectual as a mask.”
“When the right moment came she would discard the puggree and drop the black veil.”
“He provides himself with a more magnificent cumberbund, enlarges the border of gold thread on his puggree, and furbishes up his English that he may converse pleasantly with mem saheb.”
“The professor noticed that Yussuf -- who was conspicuous in his red fez skull-cap, about which was rolled a good deal of muslin in the form of a turban or puggree -- kept walking up and down on the edge of the ridge, and pointing out to Mr Burne the beauty of the prospect, with the distant ranges of snow-topped mountains, and the old lawyer kept on nodding his satisfaction.”
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