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dak

or dauk, dawk!!!

[dawk, dahk]
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noun
  1. transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
  2. mail delivered by such transportation.

Origin of dak

First recorded in 1820–30, dak is from the Hindi word ḍāk

Dak.

  1. Dakota.
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Examples from the Web for dak

Historical Examples

  • Dak ya pl yapi you, and our you are probably also of this base.

    The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages

    Andrew Woods Williamson

  • The dak bungalow serves the purpose of a hotel and is located at stations.

  • Leaving his baggage at the dak bungalow, he strolled afoot to the large and handsome mansion indicated.

    The Woodlands Orchids

    Frederick Boyle

  • The snows reminded Winn in a jolly way of Kashmir and nights spent alone on dizzy heights in a Dak bungalow.

    The Dark Tower

    Phyllis Bottome

  • He had a vague memory of hiring a dak cart driver to take him down the road.

    Insidekick

    Jesse Franklin Bone


British Dictionary definitions for dak

dak

dawk (dɔːk)

noun (formerly, in India)
    1. a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
    2. (as modifier)dak bearers

Word Origin

C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly

Dak.

abbreviation for
  1. Dakota
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