Meaning of dhoti in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdəʊti/

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nounplural noun dhotis

  • A garment worn by male Hindus, consisting of a piece of material tied around the waist and extending to cover most of the legs.

    ‘Rajput men wear the dhoti (loincloth consisting of a long piece of white cotton wrapped around the waist and then drawn between the legs and tucked into the waist), often with a cotton tunic.’
    • ‘Men typically wear the dhoti with a kurta.’
    • ‘Gond men typically wear the dhoti, or loincloth.’
    • ‘Tamils traditionally wear the dhoti or loincloth.’
    • ‘He is teased at his new school for wearing his traditional loincloth, called a dhoti.’
    • ‘He adopted the dhoti as his usual garb, and his spinning-wheel, which he used daily, became an emblem of his belief in the importance of simplicity.’
    • ‘I was in a rock band, but I didn't have any fear, because I had seen dhotis, your robes, and the saffron color and shaved heads in India.’
    • ‘While most of them are attired in colourful T-shirts or track suits, others are dressed in dhotis and shirts.’
    • ‘Grab sarees, dhotis, polyester printed fabrics, cotton shirts, blouse and petticoat materials at 50 to 70 per cent discount.’
    • ‘An old man in a white dhoti and shirt comes in, to me he looks thin and a little bent, but otherwise OK.’
    • ‘Blackburn's own speciality was the dhoti, the traditional Indian loincloth, many millions of which were shipped over to Bombay and Calcutta.’
    • ‘A bearded guy, clad in a white shirt and a white dhoti, preferred to stand and watch the game almost throughout the day - perhaps it was some superstition.’
    • ‘This time, the Yadava Men's College has taken a stride: it will involve over 1,500 of its students, besides hundreds of teaching and non-teaching staff, in selling handloom sarees and dhotis, through 12 outlets in the city.’
    • ‘Half the men in India are used to wearing stuff like dhotis or lungis, so what's the big deal?’
    • ‘The students of Saraswati Narayanan College too decided to use the Pongal festival as an opportunity to buy handloom sarees and dhotis for all the students and staff.’
    • ‘From gorgeous silk saris to plain dhotis, there is a discount on every item at the Hantex showroom.’
    • ‘He refused earthly possessions, wearing only a dhoti and shawl, lived as vegetarian and drank only goat's milk.’


Hindi dhotī.