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dacoit

or dakoit

[duh-koit] /dəˈkɔɪt/
noun
1.
(in India and Burma) a member of a class of criminals who engage in organized robbery and murder.
Origin of dacoit
1800-1810
1800-10; < Hindi ḍakait
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  • For some of the dacoit movements there was no doubt a slight political move.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • I ripped the shirt up, and bandaged the dacoit quite professionally.

    Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling
  • It was the elephant of the Wuntho Prince—a little earlier and I might have had the privilege of meeting the dacoit himself.

    An Australian in China George Ernest Morrison
  • They had to live, and his methods were the same as those of other dacoit leaders.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • Law and order elsewhere was conspicuous by its absence, therefore the dacoit flourished.

  • It was said that men joined the dacoit gangs in consequence.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • "dacoit will revenge this upon some of us," said Mr. Golden Grandfather.

  • The country was overrun with dacoit bands, ranging in numbers from five to five hundred.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • A dacoit stepped into view, crouched down, and carefully trained the piece.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore
  • The dacoit leaders knew the advantage of being able to live where our men could not.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
British Dictionary definitions for dacoit

dacoit

/dəˈkɔɪt/
noun
1.
(in India and Myanmar) a member of a gang of armed robbers
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi dakait, from dākā robbery
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