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1A long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee for protection and support.
- ‘Anand's protagonist, Bakha, wants to wear trousers, breeches, coat, puttees and boots.’
- ‘Michael Barber says that puttees were replaced by anklets in 1939.’
- ‘The period saw the transition of British Army uniform from red wool serge coats to khaki cotton, and gaiters were replaced by puttees.’
- 1.1North American A leather legging.
Late 19th century: from Hindi paṭṭī band, bandage.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.