One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A man's head covering consisting of a small piece of cloth wrapped around the head, worn especially by Sikh boys or young men.
- ‘Mandeep attempted to explain that his patka was not a hat, but rather an article of faith that must remain on his head.’
- ‘Bare-bodied tribal member Bagun Sumbrai of the Congress, dressed in a green dhoti and sporting a green patka, also took the oath in Santhali.’
- ‘He ran in aggressively, wearing a white patka that was reminiscent of that great flighter of the ball, Bishan Singh Bedi.’
- ‘The penultimate over before lunch, Harbhajan, shockingly resplendent in white patka, found his bounce.’
- ‘It was led by a stocky Sikh wearing a bright turban with a yellow patka (the band in the middle).’
Punjabi paṭkā from Sanskrit paṭṭikā ‘turban cloth’.
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