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puggaree

Syllabification: pug·ga·ree
Pronunciation: /ˈpəɡ(ə)rē
 
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Definition of puggaree in English:

noun

1An Indian turban.
Example sentences
  • ‘This,’ she said, proffering Mr. Dobbs' steamed fedora with its saffron puggaree, as if it were a fresh pie.
  • I cannot tell you upon what impulse I acted, but lifting my rifle I brought it down till it was trained just short of the rim of his white puggaree, and fired.
1.1A thin muslin scarf tied around a sun helmet so as to hang down over the wearer’s neck and shield it from the sun.
Example sentences
  • Originally made of pith with small peaks at the front and back, the helmet was covered by white cloth, often with a cloth band (or puggaree) around it, and small holes for ventilation.
  • This ceremonial cork helmet, with puggaree, may have been for the South African Police Mounted Unit - or perhaps the Govenor-Generals mounted escort.

Origin

from Hindi pagṛī 'turban'.

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