Definition of Dupatta

1. Noun. A double layer of cloth worn by women as a scarf, veil etc. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dupatta

1. a silk shawl [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dupatta

duopoly
duopsonies
duopsony
duos
duotensorial
duotensors
duotheism
duotheisms
duotheistic
duotone
duotones
duotrigintillionth
duovirus
dup
dupable
dupatta (current term)
dupattas
dupe
duped
duper
duperies
dupers
dupery
dupes
dupiaza
dupiazas
duping
dupion
dupioni
dupions

Literary usage of Dupatta

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1. The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India by Robert Montgomery Martin (1838)
"The poor Hindu men in full dress, use an unbleached wrapper (Dhoti) of calico, a bleached turban, a mantle of two breadths sewn together (dupatta), ..."

2. Hobson-Jobson: A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and by Henry Yule, Arthur Coke Burnell, William Crooke (1903)
"[" Formerly these pieces were woven narrow, and joined alongside of one another to produce the proper width ; now, however, the dupatta, is all woven in one ..."

3. Double Jeopardy: Police Abuse of Women in Pakistan by Asia Watch Committee (U.S.), Asia Watch Committee (U.S. (1992)
"European removed the Union Jack, and replaced it with her dupatta [head cover], which she had made into a Muslim League flag. 61 Maulana Maududi, Purdah and ..."

4. Persia by a Persian: Being Personal Experiences, Manners, Customs, Habits by Isaac Adams (1906)
"The single article exchanged at night is the dupatta (a small shawl for the head), and that only when it happens to be of silver tissue or embroidery, ..."

5. Notes on the Industries of the United Provinces by Sir Atul Chandra Chatterjee (1908)
"The brocade workers are almost all in the third class, while the other two classes represent the aari and dupatta makers and the Kashi silk weavers. ..."

6. Rajputana District Gazetteers by Rajputana (Agency). (1904)
"... reaching nearly to the ankles, a loin cloth (dhoti) worn round the waist, and a scarf (dupatta. ..."

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