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Meaning of "dhoti" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DHOTI

From Hindi.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DHOTI

dhoti  [ˈdəʊtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DHOTI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dhoti is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DHOTI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dhoti

The dhoti, also known as pancha, mardani or veshti, is a traditional men's garment worn in India. It is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually around 4.5 metres long, wrapped around the waist and the legs and knotted at the waist, resembling a long skirt. In India, the garment is predominant in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra, Karnataka, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha and Konkan and Goa. In the northern parts of Gujarat and southern parts of Rajasthan the Pancha is worn with a short kurta called kediya on top. In both north and south India, notably Bihar and parts of Sri Lanka, the garment is worn with a kurta on top, the combination known simply as dhoti kurta. In Bengal the kurta is known as a "panjabi" and the combination is called "dhuti panjabi". In Tamil Nadu, it is worn with a sattai. It is worn with a chokka or a jubba in Andhra Pradesh. In Assam, the kurta is called panjabi and the combination is known as suriya panjabi. In Pakistan, dhotis are commonly worn by men as a traditional dress in the Punjab.

Definition of dhoti in the English dictionary

The definition of dhoti in the dictionary is a long loincloth worn by men in India.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DHOTI


achiote
ˌætʃɪˈəʊtɪ
boatie
ˈbəʊtɪ
doty
ˈdəʊtɪ
floaty
ˈfləʊtɪ
Igorrote
ˌɪɡəˈrəʊtɪ
loti
ˈləʊtɪ
motey
ˈməʊtɪ
peyote
peɪˈəʊtɪ
roti
ˈrəʊtɪ
sapote
səˈpəʊtɪ
throaty
ˈθrəʊtɪ
zopilote
ˌsəʊpɪˈləʊtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DHOTI

dharmic
dharmsala
dharmshala
dharna
Dhaulagiri
DHB
DHEA
DHEAS
dhobi
dhobi itch
dhol
dhole
dholl
dhooti
dhootie
dhow
DHS
DHSS
dhurna
dhuti

WORDS THAT END LIKE DHOTI

Amraoti
anti
arti
avanti
Bugatti
Buonarroti
Cincinnati
dhooti
Djibouti
graffiti
Gujarati
Haiti
Kiribati
maloti
moti
parti
spaghetti
Tahiti
tanti
ti

Synonyms and antonyms of dhoti in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dhoti» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DHOTI

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The translations of dhoti from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dhoti» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

兜提
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dhoti
570 millions of speakers

English

dhoti
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धोती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

dhoti
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дхоти
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dhoti
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধুতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dhoti
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dhoti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dhoti
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

腰布
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

dhoti
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhoti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dhoti
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வேட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धोती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dhoti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dhoti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dhoti
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дхоти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dhoti
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

dhoti
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dhoti
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dhoti
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dhoti
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dhoti

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DHOTI»

The term «dhoti» is regularly used and occupies the 92.422 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DHOTI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dhoti

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DHOTI»

Discover the use of dhoti in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dhoti and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Handy Butler: Your Home Guide to Conversions and House ...
DHOTI: Dhoti Kurta is the traditional Indian clothing of men which it is an unstitched piece of cloth 5 yards (4.5m) long that is tied around the waist and legs . The knot is tied at the waist. Dhoti is known by different names at different places such ...
Lesley-Ann Stanghon, 2010
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The Emerging Youth
Dhoti as an item of dress has almost disappeared. If one went to the high schools one would rarely find a student dressed in Dhoti. The item of dress which the least number of students have is Dhoti. In the city 7.20%, in the rural area 5.71%  ...
Bhaskar Gopalji Desai, 1967
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Material Life of Northern India: Based on an Archaeological ...
Lower Garment i Dhoti The lower garments include dhoti** kalivastra, trousers and lahband. The dhoti was primarily the main lower garment of both men and women and there are numerous cases where it constitutes the only garment on the ...
Asha Vishnu, 1993
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Indian Costume
The principal lower garment of males among most classes, excepting the Marathas, who are the backbone of Maharastra, is the ' dhoti ', called in Marathi ' dhotar ', with narrow coloured borders. Without suggesting either that all classes of ...
Govind Sadashiv Ghurye, 1966
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Paintings and Lifestyles of Jammu Region: From 17th to 19th ...
It was also used in the warm climate and worn since remote past as Harappa excavations reveal wearing of clining dhoti.31' In Sunga period dhoti or loin-cloth was major male costume.318 On the coins, Gupta kings are wearing dhoti and ...
Raj Kumar, 2006
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studies in south asian culture
300-303 Vikacch Dhoti and Sakacch Dhoti1 Fig. 300: Temple at Paharpur, re- used slab built in the base of the structure. Cf. J. E. van Lohuizen-de Leeuw, Antiquity and Survival, Vol. II (1957), pp. 29 foll. Fig. 301 : Aurangabad, Cave 8, hall, ...
Universiteit van Amsterdam. Institute of South Asian archaeology
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Ceylon Coins and Currency
Dhoti, two lines. In I. hand adakania. Asana short, three cross lines. 1 Legend : 2 3 Anu$vdra under arm. Colo. Mus., 58. Diameter: -76 in. Weight : 66-9 gr. PL 49. Variant. — Obv. : Legs, less bent ; one of middle lines of dhoti longer than legs.
Hubert Walter Codrington, 1994
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The Amazing Transforming Superhero!: Essays on the Revision ...
He is taunted by his classmates and called “dhoti boy” and “desi” (Spider-Man India ¡). All of the other students are depicted in Western dress; only Pavitr remains in the traditional Indian dhoti. It is important to reflect on the strategic decision of ...
Terrence R. Wandtke, 2007
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Musical Culture of the Munda Tribe
... plants are being worshipped by the sisters Ujhal-pajhal dhoti, ujhal-pajhal dhoti nayoge The white clean dhoti mother Ujhal-pajhal dhoti ayo sewa karae Wearing white clean dhoti, mother is worshipping Hae ho ujhal-pajhal dhoti How nice, ...
Sema Topano, 2004
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My Big Book Of Ss 3 (Rev.)
HYDERABAD, DHOTI-SHIRT, SAREE-BLOUSE, PAVADAI UGADI, PONGAL, HYDERABAD, TIRUPATI, VIJAYAWADA, DEEPAVALI, DASARA, ID, TELUGU, URDU GUNTUR, NELLORE, VISHAKHAPATNAM CHRISTMAS VIZIANAGARAM  ...
Pushpa Jain

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DHOTI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dhoti is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Manganiyars of Rajasthan: Rhythm of the Thar - The Hindu
While the musicians take the stage wearing dhoti and kameez and colourful turbans, dancers float on the stage in their heavily embroidered ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
2
Of Steaming Idlis, Sangam literature and a Gushing Cauvery - The …
I saw a lot of people wearing the traditional dhoti and smeared with ash, making offerings to the departed souls along with their families. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
3
Indian saree gets a makeover: Check out news sari styles
Dhoti Saree: Here, the saree needs to be in a shorter length from 2.5metres to 3metres. Instead of a petticoat a bottom wear is required, in a ... «The Hans India, Jul 15»
4
European Union scripts an anti-climax for Varoufakis: A profile
... would have been like Gandhi dropping his outfit of dhoti, shawl and sandals for his visit to Downing Street in 1931 and donning the lawyer's ... «Daily News & Analysis, Jul 15»
5
Creating Gen Next Fashionistas
Similarly, another person's wish to wear a Mundu (aka veshti or dhoti, a traditional wrap-around for men) also came true, courtesy an elastic ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
6
Panchayat theme party for Raipur`s Round Table AGM | Raipur …
All members were dressed in `kurta` and `dhoti`. The new board members who took over were chairman Nilesh Kasliwal, vice chairman ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
7
Bihar's battle royale
Wearing a dhoti and white ganji (vest), the minister climbed on to a bullock cart that was accompanying the Daru procession. He knew his new ... «The Asian Age, Jul 15»
8
Bending it Like Surya Namaskar
It includes chandra dhoti shorts (Rs 3,199), vira dhoti pants (Rs 2,899), padma blouson shorts (Rs 1,899), vajra tank top (Rs 1,899) retailed at ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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It'll take time for the city to accept me: Kanav Bakshi
I have picked up eating fish with my hand, drinking tea without milk and tying a dhoti, so I am almost there. City Seekers: A series on migrants in ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Indian designer gives sarees whole new avatars
Dhoti Saree: Here, the saree needs to be in a shorter length from 2.5metres to 3metres. Instead of a petticoat a bottom wear is required, in a ... «Financial Express, Jul 15»

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