Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cloth band or scarf wrapped around the crown of a hat or sun helmet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pugree.

Etymologies

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)
From Hindi. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Crowded Out! and Other Sketches

  • Dec. 741 A silk coat, a puggree, boots, and white cords, adorned the wealthier.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1156

  • Hence pugg (a) reed a., covered with or wearing a puggree.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1156

  • 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.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • 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.

    Coming of Age: 1939-1946

  • I took the puggree off my hat, tore it in strips and bound him up tightly.

    High Albania

  • 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.

    The Drums of Jeopardy

  • When the right moment came she would discard the puggree and drop the black veil.

    The Drums of Jeopardy

  • 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.

    Behind the Bungalow

  • 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.

    Yussuf the Guide The Mountain Bandits; Strange Adventure in Asia Minor

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