Definition of Dhoti

1. Noun. A long loincloth worn by Hindu men.

Generic synonyms: Breechcloth, Breechclout, Loincloth

Definition of Dhoti

1. Noun. Short names for people of India ¹

2. Noun. A long loincloth worn by Hindu men in India. ¹

3. Noun. The cotton fabric used for such loincloths. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dhoti

1. a loincloth worn by Hindu men [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dhoti

dhols
dhoney
dhoneys
dhoni
dhonies
dhonis
dhony
dhoolies
dhooly
dhoora
dhooras
dhooti
dhootie
dhooties
dhootis
dhoti (current term)
dhotis
dhourra
dhourras
dhow
dhows
dhrupad
dhurna
dhurnas
dhurra
dhurras
dhurrie
dhurries
dhuti
dhutis

Literary usage of Dhoti

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1. A Commentary on the Book of Job: From a Hebrew Manuscript in the University by William Aldis Wright (1905)
"21) : dhoti, David and his men broke them. CAP. XXXIII.—i. And hearken to all my words, before thou answerest me. 2. My tongue has spoken in my palate, ..."

2. The Meitheis by Thomas Callan Hodson (1908)
"The phi-ge-napu dhoti is an orange-coloured dhoti which may be worn by the classes of ... The ju-gi mairi dhoti is a red silk dhoti which may be worn in the ..."

3. Silk: Its Entomology, History, & Manufacture, as Exemplified at the Royal by Thomas Wardle (1887)
"179 White Corah silk dhoti. Kagra, Bengal. 180 Silk bodice piece. A charming gold and red admixture of colour in repetitions of a narrow pretty border ..."

4. Report of a Tour Through the Bengal Provinces of Patna, Gaya, Mongir, and by J. D. Beglar (1878)
"... she failed to recognise him, he caused a dhoti to be placed across the entrance to his camp, so that no one could come in without striding across it. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The dhoti is a simple piece of cloth (cotton), generally white. ... In some parts of India half the dhoti only is wound round the loins, the other half ..."

6. The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India by Robert Montgomery Martin (1838)
"Under the trousers they always wear a small dhoti, and their turban is also in general smaller; when, however, they perform any religious ceremony or eat, ..."

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