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n. pl. dho·tis also dho·ties
A garment consisting of a length of cloth that is typically wrapped around the waist, passed between the legs, and tucked in at the waistline, worn chiefly by Hindu men in India.
[Hindi dhotī, from Middle Indic *dhautta, *dhotta, cloth, probably from past participle of *dhauvati, he washes, from Sanskrit dhūnoti, dhau-, he shakes.]
n, pl -tis
(Clothing & Fashion) a long loincloth worn by men in India
[C17: from Hindi]
n., pl. -tis.
a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.
[1615–25; < Hindi]