Dictionary definitions and etymology illustrated from contemporary and classical literature (selected from 'A Book for Today').
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Puttee: A long strap of cloth or leather wrapped around the lower leg for protection, worn by British military instead of high boots. This is an English example of a word based on a Hindi word. Bungalow is another.
He wore khaki breeches with puttees and heavy brown leather boots.