Definition of pagri in English:

pagri

noun

  • (in South Asia) a turban worn by employees of exclusive establishments or by people in the north of the region.

    • ‘So the cap was the headdress of the underclass, the turban of the landed gentry, and the pagri of the urban rich and of the maharajas.’
    • ‘The turban, which was a piece of cloth, or the pagri, which was an already-tied turban, remained the traditional headgear of the Indian male till well into the 19th century when the cap, a relative newcomer, came in and all but replaced them.’
    • ‘The pagri was seized upon by our maharajas as the proper headgear to go with their flamboyant robes made of rich silks and brocade.’

Origin

From Hindi pagṛī ‘turban’.

Pronunciation

pagri

/ˈpʌɡriː/