a loincloth worn by Hindu men in India, or the cloth used for it
Origin of dhotiHindi dhot?
nounpl. dho·tis, also dho·ties
A garment consisting of a length of cloth that is typically wrapped around the waist, passed between the legs, and tucked in at the waistline, worn chiefly by Hindu men in India.
Origin of dhotiHindi dhotī from Middle Indic dhautta, *dhotta cloth probably from past participle of *dhauvati he washes from Sanskrit dhūnoti dhau- he shakes
- A long loincloth worn by Hindu men in India.
- The cotton fabric used for such loincloths.