Definition of puggaree in English:

puggaree

noun

  • 1

    another term for pagri
    • ‘I cannot tell you upon what impulse I acted, but lifting my rifle I brought it down till it was trained just short of the rim of his white puggaree, and fired.’
    • ‘‘This,’ she said, proffering Mr. Dobbs' steamed fedora with its saffron puggaree, as if it were a fresh pie.’
  • 2A thin muslin scarf tied round a sun helmet so as to hang down over the wearer's neck and shield it from the sun.

    • ‘Originally made of pith with small peaks at the front and back, the helmet was covered by white cloth, often with a cloth band (or puggaree) around it, and small holes for ventilation.’
    • ‘This ceremonial cork helmet, with puggaree, may have been for the South African Police Mounted Unit - or perhaps the Govenor-Generals mounted escort.’

Origin

From Hindi pagṛī turban.

Pronunciation:

puggaree

/ˈpʌɡ(ə)riː/