Meaning of puggaree in English:

puggaree

Pronunciation /ˈpʌɡ(ə)riː/

noun

  • 1

    another term for pagri

    ‘‘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.’
  • 2A thin muslin scarf tied round a sun helmet so as to hang down over the wearer's neck and shield it from the sun.

    ‘Originally made of pith with small peaks at the front and back, the helmet was covered by white cloth, often with a cloth band (or puggaree) around it, and small holes for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’.