Definition of puttee in English:


Line breaks: put¦tee
Pronunciation: /ˈpʌti


1A long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee for protection and support.
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  • Anand's protagonist, Bakha, wants to wear trousers, breeches, coat, puttees and boots.
  • Michael Barber says that puttees were replaced by anklets in 1939.
  • The period saw the transition of British Army uniform from red wool serge coats to khaki cotton, and gaiters were replaced by puttees.
1.1North American A leather legging.


late 19th century: from Hindi paṭṭī 'band, bandage'.

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