Definition of pagri in English:
noun (plural pagris)
(In South Asia) a turban worn by employees of exclusive establishments or by people in the north of the region.
- The pagri was seized upon by our maharajas as the proper headgear to go with their flamboyant robes made of rich silks and brocade.
- The turban, which was a piece of cloth, or the pagri, which was an already-tied turban, remained the traditional headgear of the Indian male till well into the 19th century when the cap, a relative newcomer, came in and all but replaced them.
- So the cap was the headdress of the underclass, the turban of the landed gentry, and the pagri of the urban rich and of the maharajas.
from Hindi pagṛī 'turban'.
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