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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.]


(ˈdəʊtɪ) ,






n, pl -tis
(Clothing & Fashion) a long loincloth worn by men in India
[C17: from Hindi]


(ˈdoʊ ti)

n., pl. -tis.
a long loincloth worn by many Hindu men in India.
[1615–25; < Hindi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dhoti - a long loincloth worn by Hindu men
breechcloth, breechclout, loincloth - a garment that provides covering for the loins
lendaklæîi, lendaskÿla
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What I like about the people here is that they take the trouble to adorn themselves in traditional folk outfits - men wear dhotis and tops and turbans and women dress up in the traditional ghaghras (long swirling skirts).
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All the other kids, especially that suckup Kevin Kerr, diligently wrote down the words, in what seemed to me a blizzard Of creative spellings, I could see old Maureen McArdle had written whombiiii, But my mind sailed off immediately into dusty alleys and elephants and dhotis And veiled glances and storks and talking mongeese; I'd been reading Kipling, I think, yet another reason I sometimes think I live on 19 planets at once; But the point of this poem is that I completely missed the lesson, daydreaming, And that night when I could not do the homework I assailed my brother Kevin, Who later became a brilliant mathematician, and numbers theorist, and teacher, And even though he was 8.
Saris and dhotis were banned by a series of edicts.
Men, meanwhile, are encouraged to wear dhotis, a fabric sheath that is wrapped around the waist like a skirt and worn long.
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Hailing from a small town in Kerala, where men wore dhotis like mini skirts, most women smelt like drums of coconut oil, he thought the only way to size up pretty girls and still not get hit by their stilettos was by writing about them.
Maybe at our farewell six years later, it will expect us to wear dhotis and lungis and eat out of banana leaves.
And before we get too sniffy about them not attempting to fit in, when we ruled the British Empire, you didn't see the sahibs and memsahibs, going around on dhotis and saris, did you?
The Indians in the photograph have turbans and dhotis on, which are typical of the people in that area, whereas the frontier people wore the salwar--a type of long trousers--and a crested turban.
The Madhesis once lampooned as Dhotis and called Indian agents occupy their legitimate political space in the chapter titled Dhotis in the Singha Durbar.