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dawk1

[dawk, dahk]
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noun
  1. dak.

dawk2

[dawk]
noun
  1. a person who advocates neither a conciliatory nor a belligerent national attitude.

Origin of dawk2

1965–70; d(ove)1 + (h)awk1
Related formsdawk·ish, adjective

dak

or dauk, dawk!!!

[dawk, dahk]
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
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British Dictionary definitions for dawk

dawk1

noun
  1. a variant spelling of dak

dawk2

noun
  1. dialect a Northern English dialect word for hand

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
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