Definition of pagri in English:

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pagri

Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɡriː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural pagris)

(In South Asia) a turban worn by employees of exclusive establishments or by people in the north of the region.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

From Hindi pagṛī 'turban'.

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