Dhoti meaning

dō'tē
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.
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A loincloth worn by Hindu men in India, or the cloth used for it.
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A long loincloth worn by Hindu men in India.
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The cotton fabric used for such loincloths.
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Origin of dhoti

  • Hindi dhotī from Middle Indic dhautta, *dhotta cloth probably from past participle of *dhauvati he washes from Sanskrit dhūnoti dhau- he shakes
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition